Mar 22-11

Past-E-Mail: Cam Notes - 2011: March: Mar 22-11
Who's that with Boots?    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan
Boots and his new friend    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan
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Photos by Jodi Corrigan
Boots    ...scroll down to share comments
Photos by Jodi Corrigan

Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 01:17 am:

Jodi Corrigan just happened to notice her daughter's horse, Boots, hanging over the pasture fence this past week, so she went to investigate and found an owl sitting there. She said it stayed in a ptach of hay for several hours, just a few feet away from the horse. While taking these photos, Jodi says she must have gotten a little too close, as the owl started to hop away, only about 10 feet though and then took shelter under a tree. It didn't seem like the owl could fly, so Jodi made a call to the DNR and that evening, they captured it and brought it to the Raptor Rescue, where they'll try to nurse it back to health.

Jodi also noted that the owl's left eye seemed to be closed, but the DNR Officer informed her that when an owl gets something in their eyes, they are unable to hunt and therefore starve. He thought perhaps that might be the case for this owl. The officer had no problem catching it with a fish net and he didn't even put up a fight. Maybe he knew these people were helping him. Those are two beautiful Keweenaw critters, that's for sure. :->

By mickill mouse (Ram4) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 05:26 am:


By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 05:51 am:

How cool! It amazes me how attentive horses can be. Often my horses alert me to things, minus the barking.

By Pat & Glenda (Gormfrog) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 06:38 am:

For me, there is no way which is the way the World is;
and so of course no description can capture it.
But there are many ways the world is, and every true description captures one of them.--Nelson Goodman

And so with these pictures...

By Cindy, New Baltimore, MI (Cindy) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 06:45 am:

How amazing! What are the chances of getting a shot like that? Those pictures are priceless.

By Deb S. (Usedtobeayooper) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 07:45 am:

Nice pictures of the 2 so very different animals today!

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 07:50 am:

Wow I really need to wake up; when I first glanced at the top photo I thought "now why did Mary put up a photo of a politician on the PastyCam???"

I absolutely adore owls!! They are such fascinating creatures to observe and photograph. We have a pair of Great Horned Owls (which is what this guy is as well) living near us that every once in a while will hoot at each other in the evening, and in the process scare the dickins out of the cats inside the house....

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 07:55 am:

The third photo: Wooo's zoomin wooo!

Did the DNR mention the age? That owl looks like he/she has been around awhile.

By Donna (Donna) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 08:24 am:

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!!

I have a pen and ink drawing of a Canadian Goose that I got from someplace. Not that I'm a fan of Geese, however, the quote is:


Ain't it the truth! And today's pics prove that statement!

By Helen Marie Chamberlain (Helen) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 08:40 am:

Being a Pantheist, need I say more? Awesome pictures! Thank you!

By Diane C. Price (Czepyhashroom) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 09:05 am:

Beautiful photos and story with a happy ending. Have a great day.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 09:32 am:

What a beautiful horse! Sure hope the 'hooty-owl' improves and is back in the wild once again. I'll betcha if he does, he'll remember Boots and 'family', and visit once again!;> Wonderful story.

By kay Moore (Mskatie) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 09:47 am:

Sorry Helen Marie but this bonehead has no idea what a Pantheist could be :O>)A religion, an organization, mmmmmmmmmmm And Donna I'm putting that quote in my file. Perfect.

By Capt. Paul (Eclogite) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:55 am:

Don't worry Kay, I'm sure FRNash will fill us in on what a Pantheist is soon enough!! J

By Richard A. Fields (Cherokeeyooper) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:59 am:

Sillies, a Panthiest believes in Panakuken. ;)

The owl seems so large, but I realize that much of that is fluffed up feathers. Thanks to the folks at the DNR and Raptor rescue.

By Russell E. Emmons (Russemmons) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:24 pm:

Great Horned Owls are huge with a wingspan well over 4 feet!
Hats off to the DNR officer. With all the criticism the DNR gets--some well deserved, he was right on about the Owls and what to do in this case.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 12:48 pm:

Isn't a Pantheist someone who believes in leaving Nature alone? Letting Nature work out it's own situations? Just my 3 cents.

By Thomas Baird (Thomas) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 02:37 pm:

Nice horse.

By FRNash/PHX, AZ (Frnash) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 02:53 pm:

Capt. Paul (Eclogite):
I'm sure FRNash will fill us in on what a Pantheist is soon enough!

Who me? Such a trivial research project, I thought I'd leave it as a "homework assignment" for all ye Pasty folk! <grin>

By Dale Beitz (Dbeitz) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 02:54 pm:

Generally, a pantheist would be someone who worships, or at least respects, multiple gods (pan = many, theist = religion). Some would say they respect all gods. A different approach to the definition equates the forces of nature and of the universe with god. Not sure if Helen subscribes to either of these definitions, or if she has her own. Many ancient societies were pantheistic, worshiping a pantheon consisting of many gods. Ancient Rome, Greece, Egypt, etc are all examples of this.

By Alex "UP-Goldwinger" (Alex) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 03:28 pm:

Wow...and I thought it was someone who listened to Pantera.

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 03:40 pm:

I've been thinking about this....isn't "Boots" the beautiful horse we saw (on pasty) getting a refreshing Lake Superior rubdown by his/her owner and best pal last summer? Looks to be such a gentle pet. :)

Mary says: Good memory Shirley! This is the same "Boots" we've seen before, back on June 5, 2010.

By Janie T. (Bobbysgirl) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 05:06 pm:

Shirley, I was wondering that myself. You like horses, check my profile, "Pretty" is 1 of my 13 equine family members.

By Kathyrn Laughlin (Kathyl) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 05:10 pm:

Great Horned Owls are actually pretty big, with or without their feathers fluffed. Big enough to prey on skunks...and cats (Capt. Paul's were right to be nervous).

By AJ - WI (Ajinwi) on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 08:21 pm:

Janie T: Checked out your profile. "Pretty" is one gorgeous horse!

By Shirley Waggoner (Shirlohio) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 08:45 am:

(a day late, but) Janie T., you're right, I LOVE horses and "Pretty" is an absolutely beautiful horse. I love that white tail and mane. So unique!

By Paul Waaraniemi (Btjackdreamin) on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 02:13 pm:

Thanks, for the photos--great! What's the snow situation like there
now? We're considering a trip to our Princess Point cabin on Friday
and wondering if there's been much snow over the past few weeks.
We were there last on Feb. 12-13th weekend. Mostly wondering if I
need to have the driveway plowed before coming. Post more
Bootjack photos, please. It gives us dreamers a glimpse of what
we're missing.

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