Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

Trail Update as of Saturday, July 24: Please see an updated trail map here. Open trails are highlighted in yellow. Hickory Trail, Handsome Hollow and some Wetlands trails remain closed. Please check back daily for updates.

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

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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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