There was an article in the Bangor Daily News warning us: Owls Attack: Warnings posted at Bangor city forest. The author, John Holyoke reports: "For some cross-country skiing enthusiasts, there's nothing like heading into the woods on a crisp moonlit night. Beautiful trails. Pristine snow. Peace. Quiet. Idyllic. Idyllic, perhaps, until a great horned owl swoops down out of a tree, talons outstretched and smacks you on the head."
They sure this isn't Hedwig looking for Harry. The rest of the article is at http://www.bangordailynews.com/detail/101028.html. Seems as though it's nesting time for these majestic, but ornery birds. Another quote from the article by a wildlife guy: "It's the boldest nocturnal raptor and the one that has the best reputation for the occasionally bizarre." Sounds a bit like Mad Priest.