Vulture gets grumpy
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.”