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I finally caught up with a case I'm sure many of you are familiar with, the 2001 death of Kathleen Peterson. For those who are unfamiliar, here's a quick summary;
Kathleen was found at the bottom of the stairs in her home by her seemingly loving husband who claimed she must have fallen, but due to the multiple head wounds and large amount of blood splatter, the police suspected she had been beaten to death with a blunt instrument (something like the poker that was missing from the home). Despite a weapon not being found, the husband was subsequently tried and convicted of her murder.

One seemingly bizarre suggestion was that she had actually been attacked by, of all things, an aggressive owl, staggering inside before collapsing on the stairs. But the more I think about it, the more this scenario makes sense. Does anyone else agree, or am I going mad?
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I finally caught up with a case I'm sure many of you are familiar with, the 2001 death of Kathleen Peterson. For those who are unfamiliar, here's a quick summary;
Kathleen was found at the bottom of the stairs in her home by her seemingly loving husband who claimed she must have fallen, but due to the multiple head wounds and large amount of blood splatter, the police suspected she had been beaten to death with a blunt instrument (something like the poker that was missing from the home). Despite a weapon not being found, the husband was subsequently tried and convicted of her murder.

One seemingly bizarre suggestion was that she had actually been attacked by, of all things, an aggressive owl, staggering inside before collapsing on the stairs. But the more I think about it, the more this scenario makes sense. Does anyone else agree, or am I going mad?
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Birds of prey normally don't inflict blunt trauma. Usually. There was, of course, that eagle that took out Aeschylus, but that's always been looked at as a bit of a one-off.
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You agree with Abby, or with Owl Theory?
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Birds of prey normally don't inflict blunt trauma. Usually. There was, of course, that eagle that took out Aeschylus, but that's always been looked at as a bit of a one-off.
Haha, yes, maybe the police should have checked for tortoises.
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You agree with Abby, or with Owl Theory?
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I'd think that large raptor birds would leave talon marks on the woman's head, not blunt force trauma. My mother reported that my at (beige with brown Siamese Cat markings) was attacked by a bird like an owl or hawk, and had terrible wounds from the nape of his neck to the base of his tail. She figured the bird mistook our cat Shilo for a jackrabbit. (Shi survived, thanks to my mother's care of him, but definitely used one of his lives!)

Did the victim live in a rural or suburban area? Was there the possibility of raptor birds in the area? They generally don't attack humans unless their nest is threatened, so I'm doubtful that someone taking an evening stroll could encounter that situation.

I think the hubby did it, with the poker...
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If shed been in Oz Id have interviewed any local emus Pat
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Emus in Aussie land, flying monkeys in Oz?
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