Oddities In The News

  1. well, since i never grow tired of seeing my name in lights, i thought (after seeing this article) i would start a thread for odd things in the news....

    hawk gets stuck on wing
    september 9, 2002 posted: 2:51 pm edt (1851 gmt)

    arlington, washington (ap) -- "call 911! i have a hawk stuck to my arm."

    it didn't take long for gas station customers to see jamie wing wasn't kidding.

    a red-tailed hawk collided with wing's pickup truck thursday, and after she freed the bird's wing from the side-view mirror, the hawk invaded the truck, bit wing's lip and then sank its talons into her right arm.

    wing, 38, said she threw a coat over the bird, tried without success to get it off her arm -- and then drove to the nearest highway exit.

    "every time you touched the bird, it gripped harder," she said. "there was a point where it got so painful that i was going to reach down and break its neck myself, but i love animals and i realized the bird was in shock and pain."

    firefighters administered morphine to help ease wing's pain, and two women from the nearby sarvey wildlife center pulled the hawk off her arm.

    wing was treated at a local hospital for puncture wounds on her right arm, hand and thumb. "i feel lucky it didn't chew me up more," she said.

    the hawk had to be euthanized because both wings were broken too badly to heal or be repaired, said kestrel skyhawk, who cares for birds of prey at the center and is on its board of directors.
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  3. by   Robin61970
    Bet she wishes she had broke it's neck now.....I read this and I was thinking...okay sedate the woman and PULL the bird off??? I would have thought sedate the bird and ease it off.....little do I know,lol......
  4. by   Brownms46
    Hmmm I didn't read this until I saw it here...and thought it was a very sad story! For the bird, and the woman.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    DId you guys catch the NAMES of the people INVOLVED tho? Lady named WING got her arm hurt....woman named SKYHAWK said it was euthanized. THAT is ODD too!
  6. by   2ndCareerRN
    Good catch Debbie, I hadn't noticed that.

    The name Kestrel Skyhawk has to be a "made name". The Kestrel is a small hawk whos home range is scattered over much of the US.

  7. by   sunnygirl272
    Oddly Enough - Reuters

    Police Investigate Rodent in a Roadster
    Mon Sep 9, 8:49 AM ET

    LONDON (Reuters) - British detectives are investigating the mystery of a hamster found driving a toy racing car along a promenade at a northern seaside resort, newspapers said on Saturday.

    The hamster, nicknamed Speedy, was handed in by a member of the public who found him cruising through Cleveleys, near Blackpool in the modified toy, which he powered by a treadmill.

    "It is a model hotrod racing car with large wheels at the back and small ones at the front," the Daily Express quoted Constable Quentin Allen as saying.

    "In the center is a typical hamster wheel you can buy at any pet shop... As the hamster went round and round it powered the car along at high speed."

    Officers removed Speedy from the car after he made several escape attempts from their front desk, and they took him to a nearby animal sanctuary. Detectives are appealing for the owner to come forward.