Hooligan stork riles German villagers
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Hooligan stork riles German villagers

An aggressive stork called Ronny has attacked cars and scratched windows in a German village north of Berlin.

The 127 residents of Glambeck are fed up with the bird, which is thought to be sexually frustrated. Ronny attacks his reflection in windows, thinking it is a male rival, German media report.

But Ronny is now a national celebrity - there are T-shirts showing his image.

To escape Ronny, villagers have taken to parking their cars in garages to protect them from scratches.

He chased away another male stork that had nested with a female - but she then shunned Ronny.

At the end of August it is customary for Germany's storks to fly south, so Glambeck is looking forward to that.

  • 29 Jul 2016
  • From the section Europe
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