Just got back from Leach. Could not locate the snowy owl. If it is in that same general area, it must be in a ditch or some other area not visible from the road.
 Side note, I did find a very large pile of white feathers about 1.5 miles down hwy P in Elsberry. Short, 1 to 2 inch long, about 1 inch wide, very downy feathers. Easily seen from hwy P, on the right about 10 feet from the road, covering an area about 20 feet by 10 feet.
Speculate away!
Steve
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