Germans warned of low-flying vulture

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22 June 2004 , WREDENHAGEN - Residents of northeastern Germany were advised Tuesday not to panic if a vulture swoops down and lands on their heads - it's only "Sancho". Sancho's handler, falconer Marco Loerke, said the giant bird absconded during a show on Sunday at the historical aviary in Wredenhagen, home to a collection of rare breeds of eagles, falcons and vultures. One of Sancho's tricks is to fly from his master's hand to land on the head of an audience member. However during Sunday's show, the bird

22 June 2004

WREDENHAGEN - Residents of northeastern Germany were advised Tuesday not to panic if a vulture swoops down and lands on their heads - it's only "Sancho".

Sancho's handler, falconer Marco Loerke, said the giant bird absconded during a show on Sunday at the historical aviary in Wredenhagen, home to a collection of rare breeds of eagles, falcons and vultures.

One of Sancho's tricks is to fly from his master's hand to land on the head of an audience member. However during Sunday's show, the bird simply kept going and is yet to return.

"If the thermal conditions are good, he could be anywhere in Germany. But we hope he's staying somewhere nearby," Loerke said, adding that the bird was not dangerous.

 

DPA

Subject: German news

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