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Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Alison Laxer performed the experiments, analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Maureen Krause conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Ann Marie Clark conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Melissa M Grigione reviewed drafts of the paper, trapped owls and collected blood samples.

Ronald Sarno conceived and designed the experiments, analyzed the data, contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper, trapped owls and collected blood samples.

Animal Ethics

The following information was supplied relating to ethical approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

University of South Florida IACUC #W:223

Field Study Permissions

The following information was supplied relating to field study approvals (i.e., approving body and any reference numbers):

United States Department of the Interior, US Geological Survey.Permit Number 22418

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Permit Number WB03367

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

The raw data has been supplied as a Supplemental Dataset

Funding

Partial funding for this work was provided by an Undergraduate Summer Fellowship to Alison Laxer and a Hofstra University Faculty Research Award to Ronald Sarno. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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