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Snowy Owl Airport fence 359_5977.jpg

I nearly got arrested taking this photo. This male Snowy Owl was perched on the fence of the Duluth International Airport near the federal prison. As I snowshoed towards it I heard a loudspeaker informing me to get back to my car. I turned and saw four police and security cars. Eventually the sheriff and a K-9 unit arrived. Thank God for digital...I showed them the owl photos on the back of my camera and was free to go [January; Duluth International Airport, Duluth, Minnesota]