Himalayan Vulture Brings Down Paraglider
Man—and bird—survive collision
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 2, 2011 12:23 AM CDT
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(Newser) – A bird of prey nearly made a Russian paraglider's first flight over the Himalayas his last one. Video from a helmet camera captured the moment when two Himalayan griffon vultures swooped on the Russian. One of them became entangled in the flier's parachute. Luckily, the 24-year-old paraglider was able to deploy his emergency parachute and land unharmed in a clearing, the Telegraph reports. He managed to free the entangled bird, which flew off, apparently unscathed by the collision.

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Riffran
Nov 2, 2011 12:47 AM CDT
THIS IS SPARTA......er uh Himalayas
finkster
Nov 2, 2011 12:45 AM CDT
There was an Armageddon type of film years ago where all the animals started to attack man. Reminds me of this....and no it wasn't The Birds....
Cannibal_Karl
Nov 2, 2011 12:28 AM CDT
translation: Stupid fucking bird you almost killed me! that video was bananas.