Outdoor Center Warns Skiers Of Dive-Bombing Owl

Jan 11, 2018

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine - Officials at a Maine outdoor center are warning skiers to watch out for an "aggressive dive-bombing'' owl that recently struck a man.
 
Pineland Farms says in a Facebook post the owl cut the man's head when it attacked, and neither skiers nor trail groomers have seen the bird since.
 
Pineland says the owl is protecting a nest near the Campus Loop Ski Trail in New Gloucester. They believe the bird is either a barred owl or a great horned owl.
 
The center has posted warning signs around the trail. They recommend people wave their arms overhead or wear a hat if they must pass by the area.
 
Pineland says "owls are silent when they strike, so you will not hear it coming.''