Saturday, 12 June 2010

Crows attack woman in Catford

From the Newsshopper:

An elderly dancer is the latest person who has fallen victim to an horrific crow attack. Last month, News Shopper revealed how blonde joggers in an Eltham Park were being terrorised by a crow. Now 75-year-old great-grandmother Edna Lunt, of Nelgarde Road, Catford, has revealed how she was recently attacked by a bloodthirsty bird in her own garden.She said: “I pulled my sunchair towards the light. As I sat down on it, it tipped up backwards. “While my legs were up in the air this crow came down and started dive-bombing me and making screeching noises. “It was like a horror movie.“I got up and started running. I shouted ‘It’s after me,’ and then I fell in the flower bed.” Edna Lunt said: "I was relieved I hadn't lost my beans" Mrs Lunt, a keen dancer and former actress, sprained her ankle but managed tolimp back inside her house to escape. She said: “Scared would be an understatement. I had to pour myself a brandy. “It was determined to have a peck at me and it wouldn’t go away. After I went inside, it flew on the roof and just stayed there, waiting.”Mrs Lunt admits the attack made her doubt her own sanity.She said: “I was relieved when I saw the News Shopper story and realised I hadn’t lost my beans.” Edna Lunt's injuries News Shopper has also received reports of a crow targeting staff at a car park beside Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich. One victim, blonde hospital ward clerk Irene Wade, was divebombed and even pursued into the hospital building.She said: “It was emitting an awful croaking noise and seemed to be doing it more as it followed me. I was scared stiff.”

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