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One of two recently documented snowy owls found north of Fargo. The heavy barring indicates this is an immature bird. Keith Corliss / Forum Communications Co.

Flight Lines: Sharp snowy owl contrast between last two winters

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We are under an invasion. Unlike Orson Welles' 1938 radio adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel, War of the Worlds, this one is real and it's coming from the north. There is little we can do to stop it, but like the harmless romp Welles's program turned out to be, this current invasion is relatively harmless, too. That is unless you happen to be a small furbearer, a primary food source for snowy owls (Nyctea scandiaca).

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