Animals: Ferocious Owls

Last year Albert Moore Reese, zoologist at West Virginia State University, stopped thinking so much about alligators, on which he is an authority, and turned his attention to owls. His interest began when citizens of Morgantown, W. Va. complained about being attacked by owls. Dr. Reese inquired hither & yon, asked people who had had owl encounters to tell him all about their experiences. From all over the U. S. came letters. Last fortnight he published some of his data in Science (weekly).

Most of the attacks were made at dusk or on moonlight nights. Several correspondents wrote that the birds had...

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