Name: Robyn V
I live in Deerfield, IL Lake County and every night this
week my husband has been walking our 2 dogs (under 10 pounds each) in a
nearby park. Each time a owl seems to be coming over him and stalking
him and the dogs. Is there any way to deter the owl, is this something
to worry about for the dogs and my husband?
The owl is probably a male Great Horned Owl and it is being territorial
because this is the time of year for mate selection. You will probably
have a nest nearby during January, February and March. For some reason the
owl must see your pet as competition for food or space. I would avoid
the park for the time being, but the owl is not a threat to humans.
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