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Friday, January 22, 2010

Why it doesn't pay to play paparazzo to a Capercaillie -they go for the jugular!

Meanwhile, back in Sverige... Jenny Modin
of Expressen reports on a bird that's on the
prowl, and which has it's eye -and beak-
firmly on usually mild-mannered Ola Petersson.

Jenny gets Ola to describe how, while hunting,
he literally walked into a hornet's nest
-of feathers!- when he innocently pulled-out
his cell phone to snap a shot of a capercaillie
perched up in front of him on a stone,
along a snowy forest road.

When the bird got closer to him, Ola quickly
switched to film mode.

Fortunately for us, despite Ola's obvious chagrin
at what happened to him, he's a very good sport
and gives us a play-by-play of his embarrassing
fowl run-in, and has shared his video with the
world to tell the tale!

Proving Mark Twain's maxim true once again:
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight,
it's the size of the fight in the dog."


It's almost like one of those awful Canadian-made
Sci-Fi films that the
SyFy Channel is always
foisting
upon us at 2 a.m. on Saturday mornings,
usually featuring
lots
of snow and bored city
teenagers at an isolated cabin.

But Ola is a better cinematographer
!

Här går tjädern till attack

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZMvCqX7CTU




See also:
http://www.expressen.tv/
http://www.youtube.com/ExpressenTV
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/c/capercaillie/index.aspx
http://www.expressen.se/

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