Dangerous assaulter lurking in one of the parks from Oregon. People passing trough the park have been attacked by an angry owl aiming to steal their hats.
Owls are majestic beautiful creatures, until you encounter one in a bad mood, that has a pick against you…or your hat and nothing can stop her from obtaining it.
Oregon authorities have warned people jogging and visitors of the park from the capital of the state, Salem, to be careful as there was an owl who seems to have a passion for hats. Four people have been attacked in the last month by the daring bird.
No one of the persons attacked have been really injured in the incident. One of the joggers, 36 year old Brad Hilliard, who has lost his running head gear during the “altercation” with the bird, stated that he was taken by surprise, and wasn’t expecting the bird to swoop down and take hold of his hat in an instant. Bard Hilliard has been the latest victim of the owl from Salem’s park. Hilliard, stated that he has come back a few times, during the week in search of his hat, but he never found it and assumed the bird was using it for its nest.
The administrator of the city parks, Keith Keever, said it was the first time authorities have heard of a case of this kind and were amazed about the incidents taking place in the park.
Representatives of the Auduborn Society, a groups whish stands for bird conservacy, declared that the bird in cause was a barred owl and they assumed that the offender was the same owl at every incident. They believed that, as it is the nesting season, in this period owls could get more aggressive than usual.
The barred owls are originally from the east coast and were seen for the first time in Washington, Oregon and California around the ‘70s. This species of owls has been accused of pushing out an engendered species, the northern spotted owl.
The felon owl has set her eyes on joggers close the Bush Pasture Park, where officials have placed signs warning people to avoid running or walking in the park before dawn, and as a joke they wrote that maybe people should think about putting on a hard hat.
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