Monday, March 29, 2010
An O RLY owl that really likes it on the skateboard. Skateboarding owl is a hit:
Brian Maxted, 73, who runs Folkestone Owl Sanctuary, said he discovered Alby's unusual talent during a trip to the local shopping centre.
He said: "I often take some owls into town to try and get some donations from shoppers.
"I had the owls out one day last week and a young lad stopped to look at them.
"He put down his skateboard and Alby, who'd been fast asleep, saw it and jumped on.
"Someone pulled it along the ground and he loved it so much, we had to get him one of his own."
Alby, who is 13, has now developed his technique, which involves him swooping onto the board, using the momentum from his flight to push him along.