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A Reason to Give a Hoot

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/up_front/article/a_reason_to_give_a_hoot_20050916

ity mouse, look out! A researcher on the other side of the globe thinks he can end Los Angeles' rodent problem for good -- by putting barn owls to work. Israeli ornithologist Yossi Leshem says owls operate more safely and effectively than spraying poisons, which contaminate groundwater and are toxic to pets. The key, he says, is supplying the owls, a natural predator, with the right habitat.

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