I love the descriptive name “Tiger of the Sky” when referring to Great Horned Owls, they are fierce, fearless and ferocious and the young owl in the image above is a ‘Tiger in the Sky” in the making. It might look cute and cuddly at this age but even at this age they have a bit of the tiger in them. They will grow up to take prey that weighs up to three times as much as they weigh which includes porcupines, skunks and marmots and prey as small as earthworms, scorpions and centipedes. If it moves and isn’t a large mammal it is likely prey for the Tigers of the Sky.
This young owl was photographed outside of an old granary in Glacier County, Montana where is was warming up the light of the morning sun.