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ElyDave

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #400 on: November 20, 2018, 04:09:58 pm »
Owl attacks are not unheard of.  I once visited a gas compressor site where a barn owl had taken up residence over the door as it was sheltered, and perhaps had some warmth from the exhaust.

It was a problem in nesting season as it attacked people trying to get into the turbine enclosure - big scratches on hard hats.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #401 on: November 21, 2018, 08:23:33 am »
Don't see why owls shouldn't attack people. Buzzards do: chum of mine had to drive one off with his pump a few years ago.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #402 on: November 21, 2018, 08:50:15 am »
Years ago, at Stagsden (twixt Bedford and Newport Pagnell) there was a small zoo. I had an Eagle Owl and apparently that bird's talons could go through a human skull! Don't wear a pale hat at night, folks!
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #403 on: November 21, 2018, 12:07:35 pm »
Eric Hosking, the bird photographer, was attacked by an owl whose nest he was photographing. He lost an eye.

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #404 on: November 21, 2018, 01:04:08 pm »
Surely the injuries from a bird of prey attack are distinctly different from blunt force trauma, thobut.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #405 on: November 21, 2018, 01:20:41 pm »
That depends on whether the bird is attacking in stereotypical fashion with beak and talons, or has opted for the more innovative baseball bat approach.
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #406 on: November 21, 2018, 01:23:45 pm »
Owl attacks are not unheard of.  I once visited a gas compressor site where a barn owl had taken up residence over the door as it was sheltered, and perhaps had some warmth from the exhaust.

It was a problem in nesting season as it attacked people trying to get into the turbine enclosure - big scratches on hard hats.

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #407 on: November 23, 2018, 04:40:03 pm »
Announcement over the building tannoy "There will shortly be a test of the tannoy system. This will consist of pleasant music.".
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Andrij

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #408 on: November 24, 2018, 09:24:22 am »
Announcement over the building tannoy "There will shortly be a test of the tannoy system. This will consist of pleasant music.".

Was it?
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #409 on: November 27, 2018, 05:07:24 pm »
Announcement over the building tannoy "There will shortly be a test of the tannoy system. This will consist of pleasant music.".

Was it?
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Andrij

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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #410 on: November 27, 2018, 10:31:55 pm »
That'll be a firm 'no'.  ;D
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #411 on: December 06, 2018, 03:17:01 pm »
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Re: Overheard today
« Reply #412 on: December 07, 2018, 10:07:34 pm »
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