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Children thrilled as lion eats display owl at Colchester Zoo

by | 31st, January 2012

IN “Children left in horror as lion eats blundering bird” the Daily Mail’s Andrew Levy tells us that at Colchester zoo the lion has eaten a barn owl which had been boring the punters in a falconry display. The owl, named Ash, was eaten.

“Gavin Duthie, who witnessed the gruesome scene with his two-year-old son Daniel, said: ‘He was in tears, along with most of the people who were there. Women and children were screaming but it was all over in seconds.'”

What children? What mums and dads? You can have the falconry? Or you can have the lion eating an owl, having knocked it from the skies? Form two orderly lines, kids. One for the falconry. The other for the owl and the pussycat.

Mr Duthrie adds:

“It’s in the lion’s nature. I have taught Daniel that lions are not fluffy animals. He was very upset but we will be back in the zoo again.”

Why bother? You’ve peaked. It can only get better if the giraffe is given a head start and invited to hide while the lions count to 10.



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