- Great Horned Owls stand about 2 feet tall and have a wing span of 4 to 5 feet.
- They weigh between 2 to 4 pounds and can pick up and carry away an animal 3 times it's own weight. We've lost at least 2 cats to these owls.
Thankfully, it joined it's buddy/mate next door as soon as I took his picture.
I'm assuming that the larger owl was the female and the smaller one was the male
since the females are about 20% larger than the males.
I'll admit that after I took the second picture, I ran into the house and shivered a little. They kind of freaked me out a bit once I thought about how close they'd been and how carefully they'd been watching me. (Shudder)