I'm no animal lover. It's probably because I was raised on a farm where the critters were seen more as tools and money than objections of wonder and affection.
However, I'm better than I once was, and that's probably due to hiking. From the trail, I've seen animals that aren't raised in pens: moose, bobcats, coyotes, lizards, antelope and deer.
Outdoors reporter Brett Prettyman today introduces us to a hike at Sundance where trekkers can href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/53231254-117/owl-sundance-owling-resort.html.csp?page=1" target="_blank">get up and close with owls.
From the href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/outdoors/53231254-117/owl-sundance-owling-resort.html.csp?page=1" target="_blank">article:
Richards brought three educational owls — a northern saw-whet, Western screech and barn — to help participants learn about the mysterious raptors of the dark.
A chorus of ooohs and aaahs comparable to those heard at a New Year’s Eve fireworks show rang out as student volunteer Andalyn Hall brought out tiny Connery Saw-Whet (he has his own Facebook page under that name).
"He’s so cute!"
On a related note, you have no idea how much will power it took me to not write a headline for this post reading: "Owl hike was a hoot."
— Nate Carlisle
Twitter: href="http://twitter.com/utahhikes" target="_blank">@UtahHikes
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