They made a circle around our oak tree as the squirrel headed for our rock wall. For a moment I thought the owl had run right into the tree trunk, but it turned and was right behind the squirrel as it darted into the wall for cover.
Yes, the squirrel made it to cover and I thought one lucky red squirrel! The owl then landed on our deck post and watched the area for another fifteen minutes or so and then flew over to some trees not far.
In the early afternoon, I took our German Shorthaired Pointer out for some exercise and the Owl was still perched in the tree. Ruger, our GSP, ran under the tree checking for squirrels as he usually does and the Owl didn't seem to be alarmed by his presence. About an hour later I glanced over to the tree and our beautiful visitor was gone.
Enjoy :) Coppertop