Back in April, on our way to town, my dad and I found a dead Great-horned owl in the ditch. We took it to our friend at the local college. He is the program head of the Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation department, and arranged to have it stuffed and mounted.

The stuffed owl just returned, and I thought since you saw the “before” you might like to see the “after”. As you can see, the taxidermist included a northern pocket gopher in the owl’s talons.