I heard two owls calling tonite- then saw one of them not 100 feet from me, on a light pole. I have a 9-10 pound dog- I am worried that an owl this size could hunt/hurt her. How much can they lift, and would an owl try? I am afraid I might be tied to my dog while she is out. She is never out at night unless I am within about 3 feet of her. No more 'helping' me feed the horses I guess. Any bird/hunters out there? I live very rural- northern Wyoming on 20 acres.