Great horned owl Nibbles is right at home outside our fourth-floor window. Photo courtesy Kelly Hancock, Esq., of Krupnick Campbell
Attorneys and their clients at our Plantation office recently have been fascinated to see a seemingly interested observer right outside the window, Nibbles the great horned owl. Two of our mediators, Judy Bass
and Bob Zwicky
, look at the symbol of wisdom as a good omen encouraging successful resolutions.
"The clients love him and are always taking his picture," case manager Heidi Cohen says.
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
says the great horned owl is "the quintessential owl of storybooks," and Nibbles is a beautiful, healthy-looking example. He (we think he is a he) likes to nibble on the fruit of the majestic palms that surround the building, appropriately named the Royal Palm II at SouthPointe
, 900 S. Pine Island Road. However, great horned owls are ordinarily more carnivorous in their diets, according to the Cornell Lab: "This powerful predator can take down birds and mammals even larger than itself, but it also dines on daintier fare such as tiny scorpions, mice, and frogs."