Live condor lands in hockey team’s penalty box during game-delaying flight

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, February 11, 2013 9:25 EDT
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A condor escapes at a hockey game. Photo: Screenshot via YouTube.
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A live condor delayed an East Coast Hockey League game over the weekend featuring the Bakersfield Condors after an animal handler couldn’t quite keep control of the creature during the national anthem.

The Condor, named Queen Victoria, got away after its handler slipped on the ice, and immediately began buzzing the team’s home team’s penalty box. It took a couple minutes to recapture the bird and get the game underway.

“She had some great moves on the slippery ice,” a KTLA-TV anchor commented during Sunday night’s broadcast.

The Condors went on to defeat the San Francisco Bulls 4-2.

This video is from KTLA-TV, aired Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

This video was published to YouTube on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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