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Whoooo Doesn't Love Owls?

By Margaret Lyons in News on Dec 17, 2007 10:08PM


Friend-of-the-site Micah spotted an unusual feathered friend over the weekend and snapped this shot. Apparently that's a Great Horned Owl, chillaxing on the 1400 block of South State Street. H00t!

2007_12_17.ChicagoOwlslogo.GIFTurns out there are eight species of owls that live around here. Hell, our short-lived Continental League Football team was the Chicago Owls. (What's got two thumbs and loves that logo? Thiiis site. > > we're pointing to the site with our thumbs < < ) The Owls went 6-6 in 1968 and 5-7 in 1969. [Image from Logoserver]

Anyway, owls have been surprising Chicago residents for more than a hundred years....

Back in 1894, for example, there was an utterly delightful story in the Tribune that's been saved for posterity in the NYT archives.