Barred Hoot Owl- Originally only seen in the east, in the century spread to the Pacific NW and southern California. These large stocky owls nest in tree cavities in large mature forests, often near water. Average life span in the wild yrs.
portrait - Mr Jingles by sue warner. This little mouse was in the 'The Green Mile' He was the cleverest and oldest mouse in the world! and could do lots of tricks, one of them was to retrieve a cotton spool from across the room. (I love rodents.