Another Idaho Surprise

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Lizards, of course, are something you expect to see. In this case a sagebrush lizard found, along with¬†many of its cousins, hiding amidst the rocks in a beautiful place called Hulls Gulch outside of Boise. It’s a beautiful hiking area with wide vistas of great views. But it also revealed a pleasant surprise in the Great Horned Owl nesting in the side of a sand cliff. We tend to think of these impressive birds as building reclusive homes hidden far above in the recesses of giant trees. In Idaho, however, at least one of them prefers a cool refuge in a sandy cliff. I believe the little one on the right is a young chick. Owls are always a wonderful and unexpected sight.

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