Scenic USA - Florida
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Cape Coral Daybreak
|Photos by Ben Prepelka
It seems that Florida's burrowing owl has made a home and a name for itself in the town of Cape Coral. Officially crowned the city bird, resident owls have also garnered their own special festival. The owls, a species of special concern, reside throughout the city, in yards, parks, medians and empty lots. First time visitors are oftentimes surprised to see these unflappable city dwellers so close to ordinary city hubbub. When getting too close to their burrows, owls put on quite a display, bobbing their heads
and spreading their wings in an attempt to frighten away intruders. These extremely adaptive creatures are honored with the Burrowing Owl Festival, held annually on the third Saturday of February, in partnership with the Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife.
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