Skateboarding Owl !!

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A barn owl that rides a skateboard has become a hit at its local shopping centre.But contrary to expectation Alby is no night rider – instead he displays his wheely good skills in front of stunned shoppers in Folkestone, Kent.Brian Maxted, 73, who runs Folkestone Owl Sanctuary, said he discovered Alby’s unusual talent during a trip to the local shopping centre. He said: “I often take some owls into town to try and get some donations from shoppers.

“I had the owls out one day last week and a young lad stopped to look at them.”He put down his skateboard and Alby, who’d been fast asleep, saw it and jumped on.”Someone pulled it along the ground and he loved it so much, we had to get him one of his own.”

Alby, who is 13, has now developed his technique, which involves him swooping onto the board, using the momentum from his flight to push him along.When the board comes to a stop, Alby takes off and flies in a small circle before re-landing on the board, pushing it along again.Student Paul Lendon, 17, from Folkestone said: “I was stunned when I saw him riding along on his miniature board.

“I’m aware of the famous skateboarder Tony Hawk, but I’ve never before heard of Tony Owl.”

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