Barn owl found dead with prey in talons by Richard Lawrence (2 images)

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You win some, you loose some. An unlucky owl having successfully caught a mouse was struck moments later by a passing vehicle.

Richard Lawrence found the dead tawny owl beside the A38 in Trerulefoot, Cornwall, with the rodent still within it's talons.

This stretch of road which has cars travelling at the national speed limit is just one of two hazards that the birds of prey have to cope with in the rural area with a railway line also running nearby.
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