Caption: Great Horned Owls (Bubo virginianus) are probably best known not only as having the classic owl look, but also as forceful predators. Their claw grip is extreme strong. Other owls, some falcons and even ospreys can be dinner for the Great Horned Owl. They also eat rodents and other small mammals, along with a variety of other birds. They have great eyesight, including night vision and excellent hearing.
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge is one of nine national wildlife refuges in the Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuges Complex. Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center, located in Columbia, NC, is open 9am to 4pm whenever volunteer staffing is available