Monday 9 Jun 2014 3:43 pm
A woman received a unique surprise when a bird of prey flew into her living room.
Jon Ball, from Wessex Bird and Prey Rescue,
after securing the wayward eagle
Wendy Morrell, from Dorset, had just sat down to watch the French Open tennis final when Storm the Russian Steppe eagle entered through an open window.
After a bit of commotion, the majestic eagle perched on Wendy’s cabinet and started pecking at potpourri. Jon Ball, of Wessex Bird and Prey Rescue, managed to coax the bird down after a 30 minute stand-off.
Storm was soon reunited with its owner James Moore, who had been training the bird to fend off seagulls at a local landfill.
No one was hurt in the incident, although Storm’s four-foot wingspan did cause a bit of ornamental damage.