Gene Hester, right, and his niece’s husband, Hugh Cashion, wait for Hootie the Owl to claim his first serving of fish during a visit to the owl’s nesting place.
Gene Hester, right, and his niece’s husband, Hugh Cashion, wait for Hootie the Owl to claim his first serving of fish during a visit to the owl’s nesting place. jwhitfield@newsobserver.com
Gene Hester, right, and his niece’s husband, Hugh Cashion, wait for Hootie the Owl to claim his first serving of fish during a visit to the owl’s nesting place. jwhitfield@newsobserver.com

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