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Thought this would be of interest. I saw the promo for a new movie last night. From what I gathered it is a Disney type film about blocking construction in order to save BURROWING OWL populations. It seems to have the classic Disney type of plot where kids are tyring to stop bulldozers, etc. in order to save the habitat of the beloved burrowing owl.

I wonder if this will have any impact on the building of the stadium since the owl reserve was the original issue brought up to oppose the stadium.

What the #!@% Seriously, what is the likelihood of a movie about Burrowing Owls??

GO OWLS!!!!

You can run kitties, but you can't hide!!!
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Are you for real!!!!!!!!

Now we all know that some of these bored grandma's/grandpas from Boca will let some little science-fair- headline-grabbing pocket-protector grandchild, have them all out in front a of a bulldozer, blocking construction. :D
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Exactly. I couldn't believe it myself. Maybe one of the movie execs is an FIU alum >:(


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I just saw the HOOT commercial. Just in time for summer break when these kids might get bored around the house .. ;)
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Is FAU's Boca campus in an area that is surrounded by sensitive animal habitat? If so, that's a pain, too bad it can't be located in an industrial wasteland like my own fine institution.

I had already heard that the Boca campus was awfully cramped as far as available space is concerned.
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FAU is home to a protected burrowing owl population. At the initial stages of stadium development there was a great deal of conflict over using part of the protected area for stadium construction. FAU doesn't have a lot of room for building which does make growth difficult. GO OWLS!!!

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owlfan1 said

FAU is home to a protected burrowing owl population. At the initial stages of stadium development there was a great deal of conflict over using part of the protected area for stadium construction. FAU doesn't have a lot of room for building which does make growth difficult. GO OWLS!!!

That is very interesting, and how ironic. I didn't realize that this movie was even supposed to be based in Florida, but it is.

From the movie website:

"'Hoot' revolves around a Montana boy who moves to Florida and unearths a disturbing threat to a local population of endangered owls.'

But apparently the kids in this film are out to stop construction of a pancake store, not a college football stadium, but it's weird just the same.

Oh, man. Here's more from the movie's site about the owls in your area:

"Coincidentally, the world's largest population [of burrowing owls] resides in Cape Coral, Florida (near Fort Myers), where an estimated 2,000 pair of birds are protected and preserved by the non-profit organization Cape Coral Friends of Wildlife, a volunteer organization dedicated to 'preserving and enhancing the habitat of protected wildlife species and educating the community about its natural resources.'
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I'm telling you..those little brats better not be attempting to block bulldozers in Boca.. ;D

Seriously, those issues have been addressed and hopefully resolved. But I can still see someone just getting wind of the nesting owls and wanting to get involved.
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O.G. said

I'm telling you..those little brats better not be attempting to block bulldozers in Boca.. ;D

Seriously, those issues have been addressed and hopefully resolved. But I can still see someone just getting wind of the nesting owls and wanting to get involved.

Ya'll ain't goin' to kill those defensiveless owls, are you?
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What Owls ::)
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