Anorak News | Huge Vulture Hangs Over Glasgow

Huge Vulture Hangs Over Glasgow

by | 18th, August 2010

GANDALF, the seven-year-old female Ruppell’s Griffon vulture called Gandalf, is on the loose in the skies over Glasgow. Gandalf has escaped the World of Wings in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire.

Warning: If you’re feeling a bit poorly in Govan and thinking of lying down on a park bench to recuperate after a session celebrating the TV working or finding matching socks, might be best not to.

World of Wings director David Ritchie tells the BBC:

“She was taking part in her daily display and started to soar. She got caught in the wind and just went higher and higher until she disappeared.”

She was caught in the wind, eh. No-one likes to think a loved one has legged it.

“We would warn people not to approach her but to call the police. She has no fear of humans and she could give someone a very severe bite. Her beak is designed to tear flesh apart.”

Yeah. The beak can rip into flesh. Call the police. They’ll appreciate it.

A spokesman for Cumbernauld Airport adds:

“With a wingspan of 10ft, it could do a lot of damage to a large aircraft. But it’s also half the size of some of our small training aircraft and it could take one of them, or even a helicopter, right out.”

Hold the phone! Might a vulture have brought down the Lockerbie jet? Is this the excuse the British, Americans and Libyans are looking for to mask their shame in the release of cancer wonder, mass murderer and patsy Abdelbaset Al-Megrahi?

Look to the skies!

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