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(Exeter Express & Echo)   Man attacked by giant escaped owl thinks it was after his beard. Includes reenactment   (exeterexpressandecho.co.uk) divider line
    More: Weird, Owl, eagle owl, eagle owls, Eurasian Eagle-owl, Bird of prey, Falconiformes, Eagle, Horned owl  
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2016-04-18 8:00:42 PM  
What did it escape from?
 
2016-04-18 8:00:43 PM  
Was his argument invalid?
 
2016-04-18 8:04:07 PM  
What about a hen, larks and a wren?
 
2016-04-18 8:05:59 PM  
Well he does look like a wizard.
 
2016-04-18 8:06:14 PM  
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2016-04-18 8:10:05 PM  
Jesus that story's owl over the place.
 
2016-04-18 8:11:23 PM  
If this doesn't involve Brian Blessed I'm going to be very disappointed, subby.
 
2016-04-18 8:12:53 PM  
*checks picture*

OK, close enough.
 
2016-04-18 8:20:08 PM  
"They only eat when hungry"

Well that certainly clears things up.
 
2016-04-18 8:24:17 PM  
How did the owl escape from the giant?
 
2016-04-18 8:37:52 PM  
beard, bald head, practically the same.
 
2016-04-18 8:38:06 PM  
Was this man named Tom Cruise?
 
2016-04-18 9:07:31 PM  
Wow.  Eagle owl.  Those *are* big.  The photos are beautiful.

The guy's reenactment pose is funny.  He's got a good sense of humor.
 
2016-04-18 9:16:50 PM  
I think I've told this story here before...

In high school, I ran cross country.  I also had a weekly paper route.  One time, after I had delivered my papers, I decided to run to the Pine Forest, about three miles away.

So I run there, and it's getting dark.  There's a stream that sorta runs through the forest into the swamp, so I went to it to get a drink (the stream, not the swap).  As I bent over, I noticed something watching me.  It was an owl on a tree branch.  I looked at it, it looked at me, and we looked for a while and then I got my drink.  The next thing I know, I'm on my stomach, with six fresh holes in my skull near my right ear.  Owl flies off.

 I'm pissed, and I look around before trying to get my drink.  See the owl flying toward me, and I hit the dirt.  Three more holes in my head, not as deep this time.

So, now I'm running through the pine forest, from tree to tree, watching for that stupid owl.  I stop for a moment, and in the tree ahead of me is the owl!  First time I've gotten a good look at him.  He's huge!  Bigger than my fist!  Bigger than two of my fists!  OK, well, not that big.  A little bigger than my fist.

He launches himself at me, flapping its mighty wings.  It goes around the tree.  I go around the tree in the same direction...and end up behind him.  Turns out owls have a lousy turn radius, who knew?  I made a swipe, hit his tail feathers, and he flies off.

Of course, this means I can't see him.  I'm going from tree to tree, simultaneously terrified and laughing my head off, reminding myself that it's better to get hit in the head than get a wrist slashed.  When I reach the end of the pine forest, I end up running backwards until I reach the ranger station, were they perform emergency aid on me (rubbing alcohol on piece of cloth- not even a head wrap).   And then I ran home and nothing happened.

So, if you're in Yellow Springs, and you're running in the forest at night, keep watching over your shoulder!  The deadly predator was never found, and might choose you for its next meal.
 
2016-04-18 10:02:43 PM  
Meh, just a hipster-douche hating owl.  Nothing new there.
 
2016-04-18 10:13:56 PM  
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2016-04-18 10:14:24 PM  
When i was a kid our house had no central air. My bedroom had two windows, one over the front porch.

one summer evening (bedroom windows open, natch) i watched a made for tv movie down in the den (only tv). It was about about some dad, his daughter and gargoyles. I think it had some really creative name like, Gargoyles. It was ultra 70s cheeese, but was good enough to get my Kolchack lovin imagination fired up.

When i went up to bed that night as i walked in my bedroom i flipped on the light switch.
Next thing i know, i hear thd beatiing of the largest wings my young mind had ever encountered. RIGHT OUTSIDE MY WINDOW! For just a moment it WAS a gargoyle. Of course my sharp mind almost immediately realised it had been an owl. But, still.
 
2016-04-18 10:16:50 PM  

nytmare: "They only eat when hungry"

Well that certainly clears things up.


They are always hungry.
 
2016-04-18 10:24:31 PM  
That is a big freaking owl.

I saw one of those crime shows where a man was convicted of his wife's murder, but he was innocent. What finally came out (after many years in prison) was that maybe his wife had been outside gardening, when she'd been attacked by an owl. As she was running into the house in a panic to try to escape, she trips over the door jam and falls down the stairs to the basement, killing herself. Blood everywhere, she's inside her own house, she has scratches all over her head and arms....

They never did show that an owl did it, but it wasn't the husband.
 
2016-04-18 11:05:35 PM  
So the proper defense against attack by a giant owl is... JAZZ HANDS!!!

I really do learn something new every day!
 
2016-04-18 11:27:40 PM  

fusillade762: What did it escape from?


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2016-04-19 2:49:14 AM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: I think I've told this story here before...

In high school, I ran cross country.  I also had a weekly paper route.  One time, after I had delivered my papers, I decided to run to the Pine Forest, about three miles away.

So I run there, and it's getting dark.  There's a stream that sorta runs through the forest into the swamp, so I went to it to get a drink (the stream, not the swap).  As I bent over, I noticed something watching me.  It was an owl on a tree branch.  I looked at it, it looked at me, and we looked for a while and then I got my drink.  The next thing I know, I'm on my stomach, with six fresh holes in my skull near my right ear.  Owl flies off.

 I'm pissed, and I look around before trying to get my drink.  See the owl flying toward me, and I hit the dirt.  Three more holes in my head, not as deep this time.

So, now I'm running through the pine forest, from tree to tree, watching for that stupid owl.  I stop for a moment, and in the tree ahead of me is the owl!  First time I've gotten a good look at him.  He's huge!  Bigger than my fist!  Bigger than two of my fists!  OK, well, not that big.  A little bigger than my fist.

He launches himself at me, flapping its mighty wings.  It goes around the tree.  I go around the tree in the same direction...and end up behind him.  Turns out owls have a lousy turn radius, who knew?  I made a swipe, hit his tail feathers, and he flies off.

Of course, this means I can't see him.  I'm going from tree to tree, simultaneously terrified and laughing my head off, reminding myself that it's better to get hit in the head than get a wrist slashed.  When I reach the end of the pine forest, I end up running backwards until I reach the ranger station, were they perform emergency aid on me (rubbing alcohol on piece of cloth- not even a head wrap).   And then I ran home and nothing happened.

So, if you're in Yellow Springs, and you're running in the forest at night, keep watching over your shoulder!  The deadly predator was never found, and might choose you for its next meal.


Best episode of Snap Judgment evar.
 
2016-04-19 5:48:08 AM  
Bless. Not a great deal happens in Exeter.
 
2016-04-19 10:27:56 AM  
I was up above Thunder Bay a few years back and a miner cautioned me about owls.  He said that several people had been attacked who had been wearing balaclava's.  The thought was that the owls thought you were some sort of predator.
 
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