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Unsuspecting Ralston woman gets rare glimpse of screech owl during trip to mailbox

An owl sitting in a mailbox


Mother Nature sent a special delivery to a Ralston woman.

Abbie Lira went to check her mailbox Friday. Instead of letters, she found something that stared back: an owl.

“It was kind of amazing,’’ she said. “He just turned his head and looked at me.”

The eastern screech owl was just resting in the box, one that is on a post by the curb.

Denise Lewis, director of Fontenelle Forest Raptor Recovery, said owls like small, dark hideaways and usually find those in a tree hole…

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