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Old 11-29-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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Owls attacking people in Seattle area parks
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by ZAHID ARAB / KING 5 News
Posted on November 9, 2012 at 10:19 AM
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With at least six attacks, parts of Soaring Eagle Park in Sammamish are now closed to the public.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife believes the owls responsible are young ones that have just left their mother’s nest and are territorial about their new nesting spot. People appear as threats.

Rangers say owls are attracted to…
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:09 PM   #2
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You can draw them near by sitting real still and wiggling a finger every now and then. It's pretty awesome because you just never know which little finger twitch will set them off and when they start flying your way........Believe me even though you expect it...It will be a total RUSH!!!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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Sorta on topic but did anyone see that hoax video college kids from Canada created of an eagle swooping in trying to grab a take home toddler meal? It looked real to me and sorta defied everything I thought I knew about eagles. I mean I know they're opportunists and will snitch prey from other animals but.... they can't attain or maintain lift if the prey is too big. The kid was little comparatively speaking but still looked to be more than 30 lbs to me and eagles aren't exactly known for going after more than they can chew so to speak. I know they'll eat carrion but.... it's not like the kid was dead. I wish I could find that video.... it was probably the best hoax I've ever seen. It really had me "believing".... there it was on video attaining lift with a fleshloaf in front of my eyes!!!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:41 AM   #4
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I saw the Eagle Hoax video on Yahoo and said right from the git -go it was fake.

Ben Franklin wanted the Turkey to be a Symbol of the USA. A much better bird that doesn't eat carrion or steal other hunter's meals.
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Creators of 'Golden Eagle Snatches Kid' Video Admit Hoax | Viral Video Hoaxes | LiveScience

I'm amazed they can make it look real.
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I guess--especially in this digital age--seeing is no longer believing (although, I guess it never really was--slight of hand and all).
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Some-one caught a snow owl [all white] on a telephone pole in the Detroit city limits and the meteorologist featured it in the weather report.

I heard they had a good year and the young are being seen in Detroit, Chicago, and Buffalo.
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I heard the owls this side of the Continental Divide had a really good year too but get this…. I heard the owls on the other side had a bad year last year and that so far this year is looking like it’s gonna be another bad year…. brrrrrrr.... too cold and resources are too scarce. I know my brother and SIL who live in CA were taking their kids skiing in the mountains last year the beginning of June because of all the “cold snaps” out west and it’s no secret we had major crop failures out that way because of “cold snaps” and it’s looking like this year is gonna be trouble too based on what just happened to the citrus crop… they’ve been setting quite a few record lows from CA on up north into British Columbia and the Yukon again this year. I guess the bitterly cold weather was part of the reason why the owls ending up down in the Pacific Northwest were so ravenous that they were going after ponytails. Here’s 2 articles I just yahooed that explain it better than me, 'Starving' snowy owls fly south to winter in Delta and Snowy owls starving in southern B.C. - British Columbia - CBC News. Pretty wild, eh? They’re literally starving to death trying to migrate to warmer areas.
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