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Oregon Owl Preys Upon Government Officials

Oregon state officials have confirmed reports of several recent attacks on government workers outside its state capitol building, but have not recorded any arrests. Why? The attacker is an owl. "It's silent," says city parks spokeswoman Tibby Larson. "You're just walking along, minding your own business, and an owl comes silently at you from behind." Owl attacks, believe it or not, are a relatively frequent phenomenon across the country. Although it may seem humorous that government workers have seemed to be the most frequent targets in this case, Larson noted that the owl is most likely more concerned with impressing potential mates than making a political statement.

Possible Preaching Angle:

Sure, it's strange animal antics to impress a potential mate, but you have to ask about the strange stuff we do to impress and please other people.


Courtney Sherwood, “Attack owl returns in Oregon, targeting government workers,” Yahoo News (1-30-15)

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