Large bird attacks Oregon jogger; owl is blamed for strikes – SFGate
Updated 6:44 am, Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Photo: Kathy Adams Clark
A file photo of a great horned owl.
Photo: Wildlife Center Of Texas
The two owlets a bit older, a barred owl on the left and a great horned owl on the right.
In a Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, Wildlife Care Dept. Husbandry assistant, Clarivel Chavez, left, and Sr. Wildlife Care Specialist Kelly Shutt with the Texas State Aquarium release two rehabilitated Great horned Owls back into the wild in a wooded area near the Richard M. Borchard Regional Fairgrounds in Robstown, Texas. The juvenile owls were found orphaned at the fairgrounds, and were brought to the Aquarium’s Second Chances Wildlife Rehabilitation Program in April.
This is a juvenile great-horned owl that was spotted in the Colonial Acres neighborhood of Glenmont on July 17.
Photo: Michael Paulsen
An injured Great Horned Owl at the Wildlife Center of Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012, in Houston.
Photo: TODD YATES/CALLER-TIMES, Associated Press
One of the three Great Horned Owls, which the Texas State Aquarium released Monday, Nov.12, 2012 takes off as aquarium staffer, Alyssa Gonzales, approaches during the release at the Hans and Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge in Corpus Chrsiti, Texas.
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon jogger thought someone knocked him in the head or he got hit by lightning or may have suffered a stroke when he felt a big blow to the head last week as he was jogging in Bush’s Pasture Park.
When the 58-year-old man, Ron Jaecks of Salem, was struck a second time he saw a large winged animal he thought was a massive bat.
Willamette University biology Professor David Craig told the Statesman Journal (https://stjr.nl/1CsmcUF ) the attacker was likely an owl.
Great horned owls are nesting in January and are known to attack anything they think threatens their nest.
Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com
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