Geoff has gone bonkers.
You'd think he was buying gifts for the Grand Duchesses of Russia. He has come home two days in a row with the car filled with toys. These girls had better appreciate us someday. These girls had better write glowing reviews of us in their memoirs.
I asked the opinion of RAPTOR's president and also Karla Kinstler (who lives with a GHO...you can read her owl blog here) about Junior's behavior. The general concensus is that he is probably imprinted (which was the concern when he was released in January) and may very well be courting me. Laura off-handedly said a while back that I had better start wearing a hard hat at RAPTOR, but she didn't know how right she was! Karla said, and I quote:
"While imprints often can and do hunt, they get themselves and people into serious trouble when their hormones kick in. A male will attempt to copulate with its chosen mate (which means landing on that person's head repeatedly.) The bigger problem is that once a mate is chosen, all other humans can be viewed as rivals and are viciously attacked."
If he does consider me a hot chick, he may also start to bring me food. Like rabbit heads, etc.
Looks like we will need to figure out what to do with Mr. Studly-Muffin.
It is rather serious, though. He may need to be recaptured and either given to another rescue group to be an education bird (we already have a GHO) or he may be put down. That just sucks out loud.
I won't be feeding him anymore, and definitely keeping my distance. Oh, and Laura? Know where I can get a good hard hat?