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Reporter doing news item gets attacked by large, furious bird

In the end he had to run away.

THIS REPORTER IN Sweden was out on location doing a piece to camera.

Nearby was a large wood grouse, or capercaillie.

It all went downhill from there.

Source: northgarden/YouTube

If you’re on mobile, start the video at 2m 0s.

The capercaillie is renowned for its display and aggression during mating season.

It excels in hand-to-beak combat:

In fact, discretion is the better part of valour:

via dailypicksandflicks

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