They're back! At long last, Pipe's arch nemesis is back for the winter... temporarily that is.
Meet the snowy owl. The largest (by weight) North American owl shows up every winter to hunt at the airport, since it resembles the open tundra of the Arctic. Though beautiful, these ground nesters pose a serious threat to aviation due to their size and how much they're used to the airport environment. Most of the time, you'll see Pipe chasing them away from our signboxes or snowbanks on the airfield, but occasionally we'll chase them off of cars!
Beautiful, yes, but these two have a sordid past. Pipe broke a toe chasing one of these punks a couple years ago. Not in our town, go get 'em bud! 🦉
Vest: @k9storminc (Donated by @spikesk9fund)