Hand-reared owl is scared of heights

By | April 9, 2010

Hand-reared owl is scared of heights

IT’S a soar point, but this owl is terrified of HEIGHTS – so he can only fly a few feet off the ground.

Troy the tawny was reared by bird experts after his mum abandoned him when he was a chick.

Falconer Gareth Tonen, 25 – who can hand-feed the tame owl – tries to help him take off… but Troy’s just too-woo scared.

Ashley Smith, chief of the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover, Hants, said: “He’s never been higher than his handler can lift him. Now we’re working on letting Troy realise he’s a bird.”

If that’s as high as he goes, ‘ow’ll he ever fly the nest?

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