I am an animal lover and enjoy having woods in the back yard. We see all kinds of creatures; eastern king snakes, blue heron, ladder back woodpecker, and what appeared to be a whole tribe of racoons having a drum circle on the deck with the fish food container. I was excited when one night we spotted a new visitor in the back yard. Then he came back again the next morning and my husband took this awesome picture. I read that the barred owl can and will actually eat fish, sometimes wading in shallow water in search of a meal. Sure enough, I’m missing one Butterfly Koi.