Thursday, May 29, 2008

Wacky Bird News

The following two news reports appeared in the “Local Briefs” section (page B1) of the South Bend [Indiana] Tribune on Wednesday, May 28:
COPEMISH, MICH.

Boy on walk in woods attacked by eagle


An 11-year-old boy was injured when an eagle attacked him during a walk through the woods in Manistee County.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manistee_County,_Michigan

Radio station WKLA reports Alex Birch was attacked by the eagle about 9 p.m. Sunday in Copemish. He was treated at a local hospital for numerous cuts and scratches to his back, head, and neck.

It is not clear what led to the attack.

KALAMAZOO [MICH.]

Officer investigating break-in finds turkey

A police officer investigating an apparent breaking and entering in Kalamazoo turned up the intruder: a 10-pound turkey.

The department says Public Safety Officer Paula Hensell was conducting business cheks Sunday morning when she spotted broken glass in a front window.

She went inside under the assumption that a burglar still was inside, and found the Wild Turkey dead on a conference table.

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