Aggressive Owl Attacks Maine XC Skier

The man escaped with two scratches on his scalp.
Barred owl

Barred owl

Cross-country skiing isn't usually known as a particularly hazardous activity--but earlier this month, an aggressive barred owl dive-bombed a skier at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, scratching his scalp twice. Officials at the farm responded by warning skiers to wear a helmet or carry an umbrella to fend off repeat attacks.