Monday, June 18, 2007

The mystery animal

Does anyone know what animal this is? My mom found it on her fence one night this weekend. She thinks it's a baby hawk. Any confirmation?

6 comments:

Laura said...

I don't know... but, it sure is ugly! LOL

Julie said...

LOL...I can't look at that thing one more time! That is creepy! :-)

Anonymous said...

Julie's right -- sure is ugly and very creepy! My guess would be either a hawk or an owl? Hopefully, its not calling her house home and finds somewhere else to put its welcome mat! -Terri

Regina said...

Hey! I showed my Dad this picture. He's an expert on birds..well, he knows a lot about them anyway.
Poppers says that it's an owl, probably a Screech Owl, which is slightly larger than a Robin.
Hope this helps!

Anonymous said...

As hard as it may be to believe, I'm pretty confident that this is a baby robin.

Take a look at the baby robin pictures on these websites to compare.

http://www.luckyoliver.com/photo/2921535/juvenile_robin

http://www.flickr.com/photos/toshio1/515103558/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/hennasooq/570598011/

Here's a picture of a baby screech owl for comparison.

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/community/news/kissimmee/orl-screech20070510062950,0,1977557.photo?coll=orl-comm-kissimmee-utility

The Kramer's said...

I bet it is a bird of some sort.

Love,
The very knowledgeable Uncle Tim