The unfortunate owl and the pussycat

first_imgThe owl manages to flap away, but not quickly enough to escape fatal injuries The tawny owl chick – which was still learning to fly – managed to flap away and escape Lucu’s claws until keepers ushered the cub back inside. Unfortunately the owl was too badly hurt to be saved.Paul Jarvis, who captured the moment during a visit to the Devon zoo, said: “It was clear the tiger was interested in something, then the owl came out of the bushes and the tiger was pawing at it like a bird or mouse in your garden would. The owl was very brave and didn’t look intimidated at all.” It takes some bottle to stand up to sharp toothed tiger, especially when you’re a feathered fraction of its size.But when a baby owl found itself in the path of Lucu, a Sumatran tiger cub, after falling into his enclosure at Paignton Zoo, it showed no signs of backing down. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The owl manages to flap away, but not quickly enough to escape fatal injuriesCredit:Paul Jarvis/SWNSlast_img read more

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