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SALEM, Ore. — It appears the angry owl of Oregon has attacked another jogger. Brad Hilliard says he was jogging early Monday near Bush’s Pasture Park in the state’s capital of Salem when he felt a scratch on the back of his neck and something swooped off with his favorite running cap. It’s the fourth likely owl attack in or around the park since last month, the Statesman Journal reported. One jogger said the owl whacked him so hard he thought he was having a stroke. When Hilliard saw one of the signs the city posted warning of aggressive owls, he realized what had happened. “It was almost like you touched the tip of the knife but you pulled away before it does any real damage,” he said.

—The Associated Press


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