The witch was a great horned owl, and the magic stick was a hobby horse of a poor child. It was a spooky season, and nothing says it better than a ‘Wicked Witch’ on a broomstick. This is a strange incident that happened in Eureka, Illinois, where a massive bird hopped around on a stick horse toy. I would not have believed it if it hadn’t been captured on camera and has since gone viral online! The owl was discovered by some residents sitting on a pine tree next to the toy it had stolen. It didn’t take long for the residents to act.
While visiting his parents, Eric Lind was in the right place at the right time. So, he grabbed his cellphone and wentoutside on the porch after a neighbor told him about the strange occurrence. In the backyard, my mother was told to look at our pine tree by a neighbor, the man told Newsweek. “At first, they couldn’t tell what the owl was carrying as it flew into the tree!”
When the neighbors thought the poor bird was tangled in something, Eric realized that it was not hurt, but rather playing with a stolen object. The owl, by the way, is a local celebrity. In his Facebook post, Eric wrote, “This is one of the young owls in a family of owls that live in the neighborhood.” I’m sure the appropriate authorities will be notified if someone sees the owl in danger or believes it is injured.”
In addition to the video, he posted a photo of the young neighborhood owl flying around with the stick horse. It’s perfect for Halloween! “This stick horse has been stolen by the youngest neighborhood owl,” he wrote on Facebook.