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Dowtown Victoria’s resident barred owl spotted again (PHOTOS)

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While Victoria is full of flora and fauna of all sorts, this one bird of prey has burrowed its way into our hearts and minds.

This barred owl has been spotted several times hanging out in different places around downtown Victoria, and it’s time we officially gave him a name!

The most recent sighting was by Reddit user FrodoBoguesALOT, who posted a photo of our fine feathered friend in the Broughton Street Parkade.

Earlier this year, he was seen perched atop a U-bicycle near the Bay Centre. Similar barred owl photos from all over Victoria appeared online last year, but we’re not sure if it’s the same bird of prey.

The new U-bicycle’s GPS sure is a Hoot!Photo by Jessica Galpin

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Thursday, January 18, 2018

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10156792127207891&set=p.10156792127207891&type=3&theater

Owl spotted outside the Starbucks at The Bay Centre. Photo by Jimmy Franco

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Saturday, February 18, 2017

And another photo of the owl near the Bay Centre. This one shows an angry crow! Photo by Jay Wallace – Island Images

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Saturday, February 18, 2017

What would you name downtown Victoria’s resident barred owl?

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Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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