Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Giant owl attacks drinkers

Middlesbrough, U.K.: A giant owl is terrorizing drinkers in this Yorkshire town.

It launches itself off high roofs and swoops on passers-by with talons outstretched.

Late-night revellers hurriedly take taxis to avoid falling “prey” to the eagle owl, which has a 5ft wingspan.

Craig Smith told how the bird swooped on him from behind as he ran through the station car park to catch a train from the Teesside town.

He recalled: “I heard a loud woo-woo noise and looked over my shoulder to see this creature with silver wings, claws stretched out.

“I ran as fast as I could on to the platform and it flew away.

“On Christmas Eve I saw it go for a man coming out of a pub and chase him down the street.” Source.

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