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February 5, 2015 at 8:10 AM

Angry owl in Salem, Ore., park attacks 4th jogger

The Associated Press

SALEM, Ore. — The angry owl in a Salem park has struck again.

Brad Hilliard says he was jogging early Monday in Bush’s Pasture Park when he felt a scratch on the back of his neck and something swooped off with his favorite running cap.

When he saw signs warning park visitors of aggressive owls, he realized what happened.

The Statesman Journal reports it was the fourth owl attack in the park since last month.

Keith Keever with the Parks Operations Division says it’s a barred owl that may be protecting a nest.

Officials hope the owl will be less territorial after mating season ends next month.

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