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Aggressive Owl Attacks Maine XC Skier

The man escaped with two scratches on his scalp.

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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.