Vul­ture gets grumpy

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A HOL­I­DAY trip to a birds of prey show turned into a real-life scene from Al­fred Hitch­cock’s hor­ror movie The Birds for two Bri­tish women.

Teresa Lar­gent, 52, of Ip­swich, and her friend Mary Cor­co­ran, 56, of Kes­grave, Suf­folk, were bit­ten and scratched by a vul­ture with a 6ft wing­span at the Las Aguilas Jun­gle Park in Tener­ife.

The bird pecked Teresa in her stom­ach be­fore dig­ging its talons into Mary’s up­per arm. It had to be scared away by a keeper.

A spokes­woman for the park said its vul­tures were free and could not be con­trolled. “They have bad days and can be grumpy.”

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