Please Don’t Put Out Poison

I had a very sad week last week when I lost three Screech Owls, all due to poison.  We humans set out poison to get rid of the rodents bothering us.  Unfortunately, owls view these rodents as a meal.  The owls don’t know which rodents were poisoned and that the rodents may be easier to catch because they are dying of poison.  The owls just see a meal.  Once they ingest the rodent, the poison gets in the owl’s system, all too often with deadly results.  By getting rid of rodents with poison, we may also be killing predator birds such as owls, hawks, and eagles.  Please don’t poison.  Tell your friends not to poison, too.