The Travels of Tug 44

Eurasian Eagle-Owl

In December 2018, we went to the Barnes & Noble bookstore to meet Wyatt, a Eurasian Eagle-Owl. He was on display at an event for the benefit of North Country Wild Care, our local wildlife rescue and rehab group. Wyatt is the world's largest Owl and a very impressive creature.   high-res

Eurasian Eagle-Owls are native to Europe and Asia, and are not endangered so they can be had as pets in the USA. They cannot be released here as they would be an invasive species. They are huge, they sit about 2 and a half feet tall and have a 6 foot wingspan.   high-res

Wyatt the Eurasian Eagle-Owl was captive-born and raised and has been with his owner since he was a few weeks old ... he's now about 8 years old. In the wild they tend to live about 20 years but in captivity under good care they can live to be 60+ years old.   high-res

The Eurasian Eagle-Owl is one of the biggest predators in the sky. In the wild they go after rabbits and squirrels, but Wyatt was extremely gentle and well behaved. He spent that afternoon looking out a window at some birds in a tree, maybe he was thinking about inviting them to lunch. :)   high-res

The Eurasian Eagle-Owl, one of Mother Nature's most impressive creatures.

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