Unusual News

There was an odd item in today's paper. Apparently over the weekend a local business man, Byron Unger of Apex, was attacked as he was leaving his place of business. The attack left him with a black eye and facial scratches. The attacker also made an attempt at Unger's associate Chris Cox.

The attack was caught on a surveillance video but police give little likelihood that the perpetrator will be brought to justice. He flew off without leaving any incriminating forensic clues. According to Unger the large gray owl's attack felt like being struck on the back of the head with a baseball bat.

Freaky. Reminds me of that Alfred, Lord Tennyson quote: Nature, red in tooth and claw, though it seems more like a quote that should have come from Hobbes. The philosopher, not the tiger.

Comments

Diane Mandy said…
Or maybe Hitchcock's movie The Birds...
rosemary said…
Where is Grissom when you need him? We have owls here....several species...and they are determined that's for sure. They usually go after the doves that aren't too bright. They will sit on the doves and nibble and eat until there is nothing left but a few feathers.
GA Girl said…
He probably bought his bird seed at Walmart...
kenju said…
I didn't see that article. I wonder why the owl was motivated to attack?
Teresa said…
I've never seen an owl attack, but had problems with bluejays. Sometimes nature is not our friend!
Deana said…
That is freaky! We had a screech owl after our rooster and hen once and it would be scary when he woke us up. He came once for the puppies when they were about 7 weeks old. Scared the crap out of them and us. The cry that owl made was maddening...right out of a horror movie.
tiff said…
Hobbes the tiger WAS a philosopher, or didn't you realize?

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