Now that the weather is cooler I've been taking the dogs for evening walks - I really don't have a choice, Murphy DEMANDS an evening walk. Last night was beautiful, clear and with an almost full moon. I walked Murphy first and took him home, then took Dudley. Dudley and I encountered not one but two big Barred Owls. I guess they were out hunting early to take advantage of the bright moon. More information about them is here.
They are BIG birds. Not as huge as a great horned owl, but intimidating enough when you're walking a Yorkie.