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  •  The look in this fellow's eyes, (0+ / 0-)

    as far as I can tell is that he's okay for now, but ready to bolt at a moment's notice if anyone comes any closer to him/her.  Too hard to tell if it's a female or a male, as they'd both have to sit next to each other for comparisons (females are larger - as they should be).  Don't get your hackles up over that, please.  It's just a fact that amongst eagles, hawks, falcons and owls, the females are larger than the males (about a third larger).  Heh, it's not my fault.

    But I do think that  it's a good thing when females rule the roost (kill me).

    •  Why would I get my hackles up at that? (1+ / 0-)
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      tgypsy

      I knew the females were larger. The Great Horned clan at the last house was centred around a big old matriarch.

      It's actually true of many predators. Females are often either larger, or they are the hunters of the group (like in Lions).

      No more theocracy - Long live the Green Revolution! (-10.00,-8.87)

      by Texas Revolutionary on Sun Jun 28, 2009 at 01:09:45 PM PDT

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