Did you know that Owls can attack?
January 11, 2018 2:32pm CST
I am not kidding, but I am very surprised. This is the first time I ever read that owls can attack. This happened in Atlanta. A man said he was walking in Mid Town and an owl swooped down and attacked him. He got a slash on the back of his head and he had a witness. A guy on a bicycle just happened to ride by at the moment of the attack and saw the whole thing. A few weeks earlier in Atlanta, a woman was walking her dog when an owl attacked her dog. When she tried to fight the owl off her dog, the owl attacked her. Also, another instance in a suburb of Atlanta happened. A woman was walking her dogs when an owl attacked one of her dogs. The dog died of the injuries. A wild life person said owl attacks are rare. But, they can happen when the owl confuses people or pets with food. Can you believe it? Have you ever heard of owls attacking people or dogs?
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• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I can honestly say I didn't know an owl would attack let along multiple times. Was this the same owl that did all the attacks you mentioned? I am hoping i have no owls in my neighborhood. I have never seen one, so I have no idea?
And here I am thinking that owls cannot harm people during the day cause they're nocturnal. Unless of course attacks happen at night. Well, end of the day, they are wild, and they are predators technically so still it is very possible. Here, we watch out for them breeding magpies. They can be very vile during Spring.
• United States
@LeaPea2417 I've heard of birds attacking people because they have a nest of little babies, but never just attack out of the blue. That's really scary, because owls also have sharp talons. I hope this isn't Alfred Hitchcock's vision coming true.
• United States
I just saw a video on Facebook where an owl attacked someone's dog. The little dogs like chiuahuhas can't be left outside here as we have owls and Eagles that carry them off. A friend of mine has lost quite a few chickens to the Eagles.
• Pamplona, Spain
In my life had I heard of that either. I have always thought of the Owl as our friend keeping the mice down and other small rodents as well. I suppose that it can happen for a reason but would not know what it is. They are very strong birds so if they go wild for some reason they would produce a very nasty attack on anyone.