Saturday, August 21, 2010

Velma the Vulture flees handlers – now she has to avoid airplanes

Really? It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of European/British pilots being put on alert over one escaped Ruppell’s Vulture.

Maybe it’s just me. I don’t listen to the BBC enough. Seems strange though don’t you think?

Pilots on alert for high-flying vulture

 Britain's air traffic controllers put pilots on alert this week after a vulture which can soar as high as 30,000 feet escaped from her handlers during a display.

Gandalf, a seven-year-old Ruppell's Vulture with a three-meter wingspan, has not been seen since she caught a warm thermal during a show at the World of Wings center in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, on Tuesday.

1 comment:

Jendocino said...

Can you imagine her handler standing there, hours later, scanning the sky with his hand shielding his eyes from the sun... One of his fellow animal trainers approaches and pats him on the back...

"Sorry t'have t'say it, Mac. I dunna think she's comin back..."