Snowy owl kills poorly endowed mate
PR dla Zagranicy
Staff at a bird shelter in the Knyszyn Forest of north east Poland believe a female snowy owl killed and partly devoured a prospective mate as the latter had 'underdeveloped' genitalia.
Snowy owl. Photo: wikipedia commons/B.Bouton
The hapless male had been shipped all the way from Germany in order to sire chicks at the shelter.
Although the two birds appeared to get on well at first, things took a rapid turn for the worse after two days.
"We were horrified when we then discovered she had killed him,'' said shelter spokesman Robert Konował.
"At first we couldn’t understand why but we took the remains to a vet who after examining him found that his testicle sack and private parts were underdeveloped.
"In other words, he wasn’t a suitable lover, and we assume that after failing to perform she killed him, probably out of frustration.''
Konował says the furious female has now been dubbed 'The Black Widow' by staff at the shelter. (nh)