Rare Snowy Owl Shows Up In Dallas

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A snowy owl sits in its enclosure at the

For possibly only the 6th time ever in Texas the rare Snowy Owl has been spotted in the DFW area.

Photographer Geryl Mortensen caught a picture of the bird at Lake Ray Hubbard last week. Birding websites are being flodded with reports and observer photos.

Jim Peterson is a former curator of birds at what is now the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science. He says confirmation is still being worked on but if the bird is confirmed to be the rare Snowy owl it would only be the 6th sighting of the bird in Texas history.

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