When owls attack… dogs: Albuquerque residents claim giant birds are eating their pets amid spate of aerial assaults
Pet owners in Albuquerque are on their guard after a spate of attacks on dogs by giant owls.
Officials are uncertain if there is one owl on the prowl for small animals to eat, or whether there are several airborne predators at large.
But the attacks, which have so far killed at least one dog, have left residents living in the New Mexico city's foothills fearing for their animals' lives.
Local resident Cindy Hummel said: 'We've seen him three or four times. He's huge.
'One day when we were walking and he swooped down over my husband's head.
Another resident, Marie Iverson, lost her puppy in what is thought to have been a night-time raid on her patio.
She had put the six-month-old dog outside before she went to bed.
Source: Daily Mail