Sunday , 3 March 2024
Home » Science » Owl Causing Terror in Dutch Town: Residents Threatened By Owl Attacks (Video)
Owl Causing Terror in Dutch Town: Residents Threatened By Owl Attacks (Video)
Owl Causing Terror in Dutch Town: Residents in Purmerend Threatened By Owl Attacks

Owl Causing Terror in Dutch Town: Residents Threatened By Owl Attacks (Video)

A rogue eagle owl is causing terror in a Dutch town after launching a series of swooping attacks which have left many locals requiring hospital treatment.

The so-called “terror owl” has become a media sensation after attacking people in recent weeks in and around Purmerend, 12 miles north of Amsterdam. The hardest hit area in town is the Prinsenstichting assisted-living complex for people with disabilities.

A spokeswoman for the complex, Lieselotte de Bruijn, said Thursday the owl has attacked up to 20 people there in recent weeks, sometimes causing injuries that required stitches.

One Prinsenstichting resident who fell prey to the owl, Niels Verkooijen, told the Dutch news show Hart van Nederland that it was a painful experience.

“It was like having a brick laced with nails thrown at your head,” he said.

[fwdevp preset_id=”8″ video_path=”OI24glw7u80″]

The town is warning residents to steer clear of the bird, which is reported to be 24-to-30 inches tall. It has applied for a permit to catch the owl, which is a protected species. Officials suspect the “terror owl” was once kept in captivity, as they say such aggressive behavior is not known among wild eagle owls and the species is not commonly found in the region.

In the meantime, the town has advised residents not to approach the bird and to use umbrellas if they are walking in the evening, when the owl is most active. Marielle de Munnik of Rabobank said staff visited the Prinsenstichting complex this week to hand out dozens of umbrellas.

Bas van Gelderen, who works at Prinsenstichting, saw an owl attack a resident, gouging her cheek with its talons.

“(Now) when we go out at night, or when it’s dark, we go out only with umbrellas,” he said.

“(Now) when we go out at night, or when it’s dark, we go out only with umbrellas,” he said.

Agencies/Canadajournal




  • About News

    Web articles – via partners/network co-ordinators. This website and its contents are the exclusive property of ANGA Media Corporation . We appreciate your feedback and respond to every request. Please fill in the form or send us email to: [email protected]

    Leave a Reply