My, what big toes you have Mom!

Not to mention talons! Mom takes a quick break and camera zooms in to see if we can detect any sound or see any vibration from inside the eggs. No pips yet, but when Mom comes back we get a great view of her toes and talons. Great Horned Owls are fiercely protective of their nests and will attack animals many times their size to defend their young from climbing or flying predators. Mom’s talons give you an idea of how well she would be able to protect the nest.

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