A Home Depot in Northwest Arkansas has someone new looking out for mice in the garden center. Someone with wings.
A great horned owl flew inside of the Harrison, AR Home Depot garden center during the January ice storm and built a nest atop a pallet of merchandise. Over time, two baby owls poked their heads out. One fell to its death, but the other survived.
Now, the mother is gone but the surviving youngster has decided to stay, looking down on surprised customers shopping for flowers and paving stones. Since the garden center is open to the sky, the owl leaves, but always comes back, employees said. "He’s kind of our pet now," said supervisor John Gallagher.