I think it was this week’s police report that mentioned someone cited for hunting inside the city limits. Since hunting season began, I’ve been surprised at how many times I’ve heard shooting that sure sounded close.
Once again, just after 7 this morning when it was much more dark than light, someone was firing away.
“Are you praying for his death?” Colmes asked Drake, referring to President Obama. “Yes,” Drake replied. “So you’re praying for the death of the president of the United States?” Colmes asked. “Yes.” “You would like for the president of the United States to die?” Colmes asked once more. “If he does not turn to God and does not turn his life around, I am asking God to enforce imprecatory prayers that are throughout the Scripture that would cause him death, that’s correct.”
Owls tend to ambush their prey on the ground and their chances of landing a killing blow are slimmer. So they have evolved feet that are better at restraining struggling prey. Their toes are shorter and stronger than those of other raptors, and one of them can swivel backwards so that the owl can grip with two pairs of opposing toes. That makes them powerful constrictors, capable of crushing small animals in a suffocating ‘fist’. It also means that they specialise on smaller victims, and rarely tackle the larger prey that falcons and eagles do.