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Owls: myth and mystery

Posted: February 18, 2014 5:42 p.m.
Updated: February 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.

by Josh Arrants

Each winter, as the colder temperatures settle farther south and thin the humidity in the South Carolina air, I look forward to the earlier sunsets and the longer nights. There is an enchantment that accompanies the darkness and it isn’t difficult to understand why so many cultures throughout history have held reverence for the creatures that inhabit the night. To early humans, any animal that was able to succeed behind the deep purple veil of night must surely be magical or possess abilities not granted by anything of this realm. Perhaps it is this reason that ...


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