Hate gophers, love barn owls


Last updated 11/21/2007 at Noon

FALLBROOK — The nocturnal, tunneling, root-destroying gopher is regarded by some as the great scourge of homeowners. The barn owl, also nocturnal, is the gopher’s worst nightmare. Safer and more deadly than poisons or traps, a single family of barn owls will consume hundreds of gophers each year.

On November 29 at 7 p.m. Bert and Sharon Kersey will present their award-winning “Backyard Barn Owls” video. The program is sponsored by the Fallbrook Land Conservancy.

The half-hour video looks at the lives of four little owlets, from hatching in February through a comical “flight scho...

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