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Laisrean
February 23rd, 2006, 10:21 AM
http://telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/02/03/nowl03.xml


A giant owl was captured yesterday after terrorising a tranquil village in a spate of attacks on dogs.

Over the past fortnight, at least five dogs have been repeatedly targeted by the European eagle owl - the biggest of all the owl species - in Saxlingham Nethergate, near Norwich.

But yesterday afternoon, as it swooped down in a fresh attack on two retrievers, Kevin Slater, 25, an amateur falconer, was able to cast a net over the huge bird of prey and catch it.

OnyxStar
February 23rd, 2006, 06:36 PM
:yayah: That would be a sight to see...

Amythest
February 24th, 2006, 07:50 AM
Is there any picture of this bird of prey? I would love to see it...

Mjollnir
February 24th, 2006, 12:52 PM
Is there any picture of this bird of prey? I would love to see it...


http://www.discoverit.co.uk/falconry/europeow.htm

http://www.gerbils.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/BOP/eagleowl.htm

http://www.centralpets.com/animals/birds/raptors/rpt3019.html

Amythest
February 25th, 2006, 06:14 AM
Thanks for the picture, kind of looks like and over sized barn owl that we have here, at least to me.