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Vulture's flight to freedom.

A VULTURE with an 8ft wingspan called Wee Man has escaped from a bird of prey rescue centre.

The African white-backed vulture broke his lead while being fed at the 2wit 2woo owl and raptor centre at Kinnoir, near Huntly, Aberdeenshire.

Owner Jeff Downie said: "He can travel 50 miles in only a couple of hours.

"I don't advise anyone to approach him. He could take a nip at someone if they get too close."

Last night, a woman living near the centre spotted three-year-old Wee Man sitting in her mother's garden.

The 2wit 2woo staff set up camp at the woman's home and were trying to lure the rare bird down with some food.

Jeff said: "He looks good and healthy so that's the most important thing.

"We'll stay there all week if we need to to get him back."

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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Oct 10, 2007
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