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The Great Horned Owl -- Rodents and Rabbits Beware

Author: 
M. Allan Daly, Joel Flory
Great Horned Owl

The Great Horned Owl is a superb nocturnal hunter of rabbits and large rodents. They consume many different animals that are considered pests to agriculture and community gardens. This fact sheet will show how these effective predators may assist a farming operation or a community garden with natural rodent and small mammal control without the use of rodenticides or traps.

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