Years ago, an owl living in Stanley Park began to attack a few joggers running along the trails. It would wait until they ran by then swoop down and latch onto their heads before flying off. The bird was quite particular about its targets, choosing mostly women, almost all of whom had pony tails. Experts decided the bird mistook that for a squirrel's tail. Probably, the owl soon learned to distinguish between the two and the attacks ended as suddenly as they began.
Switch now to Surrey and 77-year old Pearl Schweitzer, who has got a problem even worse than that faced by the joggers. Unlike them, she cannot run away from her attacker. The Bird