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Meet The Owl Who's Scared Of Heights!

By Cara

A tawny owl named Troy can't fly more than six feet, just because he is scared of heights.

Gareth Tonen, who looked after the one-year old owl after he was found injured at a young age refuses to fly above the height of his trusted handler.

Gareth (25) and other staff at the Hawk Conservancy Trust in Andover, Hants, are now trying to coax him into flying freely, but most of the efforts goes in vein.

“He"s scared of heights," says his owner.

The owl has been in captivity as long as he can remember and never been higher than his handler can lift him.

Read more about: owl phobia fly birds
Story first published: Friday, April 9, 2010, 10:10 [IST]
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