Thanks Patrica for the incredible photos.
I heard a great horned owl above our campsite one night in Rifle Falls State Park in Colorado. She sat above our tent and hooted all night. I became concerned since I had heard of the Native American saying, that owls will tell you when you are in danger. I asked my friend to pack up and leave even though we had not finished birding. We left for Denver and heard on the news there had been a great flood in Rifle Falls, sweeping away all campsites.
My friend and I also camped in southeast Colorado and were attracted by barn owls on a nest with babies. When my friend lifted me up to look at these adorable heart shaped face owls, there were three snakes guarding the nest. The snakes rose up high as I decided to get down.