May 13, 2024 - News

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Bird with squirrel under talons
A barred owl holding a squirrel. Photo: Courtesy of Eric Burson

Local photographer (and Linh's fiancé) Eric Burson captured this unique shot of a barred owl with an unfortunate squirrel in its clutches.

Driving the news: The photo was taken recently at Walnut Woods State Park in West Des Moines.

The bottom line: Look up!

  • If you're patient enough, you'll likely come across a barred owl, and even some owlets, there most evenings!
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