Missing Pets of the Upper Valley posted this warning from BEVS, a veterinarian hospital in Williston, Vt.:
‘Who cooks for you! Who cooks for you!’ – If you are hearing these words around your neighborhood, most likely they’re from the Barred owl. … As the population of hawks, owls, eagles and other birds of prey increases, any small pet can be at risk of attack–keep cats inside and small dogs and puppies on leashes and attended at all times.
Click through to see the full post, which includes a picture of a cat who was attacked — but is thankfully OK! — and treated at BEVS. It is mildly distressing to look at but really not that bad — we are glad the cat is reported to be recovering.