Q: “So Paige, why is the owl up there?”
A: “The owl is up there to deter any of the pigeons in the area from flying into the courthouse.”
The owl has been on the courthouse since 2007. More details in the video:
Origin of owl on Historic Lowndes County Court House —Paige Dukes
The owl on the top of the Historic Lowndes County Court House,
explained by County Clerk Paige Dukes and County Manager Joe Pritchard
at the County Offices, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 14 April 2011.
Pictures and videos by Gretchen Quarterman and John S. Quarterman
for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.