Monday, July 03, 2006

And This Just In...

Man Drowns in Bird Attack

A young man drowned in northwestern Russia after being attacked by a flock of seagulls, Interfax reported Monday.

The 26-year-old Petrozavodsk resident was swimming in the Shuya Lake in the Karelia region on Sunday when the birds suddenly swooped down on him, Interfax said.

"Seagulls usually do not attack people without reason," a regional emergency response official told the news agency.

"There were probably baby seagulls or some nests in the area where the victim was swimming." (MT)

This just came in from one of Gertruuid's clipping-service operatives in the frozen North. (I LOVE my waterproof fax machine.) I want you all to notice that the Moscow Times writer who interpreted the information for the landscum readership seems entirely mystified by the actions of the enraged seagulls...

...Or were they enraged? Could they have been disposing of a shaved monkey who knew too much?


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