A snowy owl makes the trip from the Arctic to Hawaii, where it is promptly shot

Every few years, beautiful two-foot-tall snowy owls migrate south in impressive numbers from the Arctic, in what bird watchers call an "irruption." But this year, the regal-looking birds (which belong to the same species as Harry Potter's Hedwig) are showing up farther south and in greater numbers than ever before. »1/24/12 3:49pm1/24/12 3:49pm