Brown hawk owl

One of my neighbors - Brown hawk owl comes to visit his hunting spot almost nightly. 

It's a wild animal, but it's not scared to sit on the tree branch next to my house.

In the evenings I like to sit on my balcony, which is less than 10 meters from the tree. 

I have not seen snakes for an while, maybe this owl is one reason as it likes to eat mice and other little animals which the snakes also like to have for dinner. 

 

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Hawk-Owl

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Brown hawk owl

 

Brown hawk owl  in halloween costume