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Park installs Rachel Maddow-designed owl warning signs

About 10 of the owl attack warning signs were installed at Bush's Pasture Park in Salem.

By
Ben Hooper

SALEM, Ore., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An Oregon park plagued by attacks from a dive-bombing owl installed warning signs designed by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

Maddow unveiled the humorous owl attack sign on her show after at least four joggers in Salem were attacked by the dive-bombing owl in Bush's Pasture Park. Salem officials said they used digital copies provided by the show to print the signs with only minor changes.

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About 10 of the signs were posted Thursday in the park and surrounding area.

"We're adding the signs to existing posts right now, and replacing old, maybe redundant signs with the owl signs," parks operations supervisor John Kleeman told the Statesman-Journal.

Keith Keever with the Parks Operations Division said the bird behind the attacks is believed to be a barred owl, a species that is not native to the area. He said there might be a mated pair of barred owls behind the attacks.

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