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Scientists target invasive owls

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Scientists target invasive owls

KGMI News Reporting
By Tracy Ellis

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Scientists plan to kill 3,600 barred owls in the Pacific Northwest over the next six years.

It’s part of an experiment to see if killing the invasive owls will boost the population of the threatened northern spotted owl.

Scientists say barred owls migrated from the east in the 1950′s.

Now the two species compete for food and habitat.