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In the news: Southwest Alaskans say bird is the size of a small plane

Perhaps Anchorage should be an upcoming SVP Meeting site ;)

"A giant winged creature, like something out of Jurassic Park, has
reportedly been sighted several times in Southwest Alaska in recent

A Dillingham pilot says he spotted the creature while flying
passengers to Manokotak last week. He calculated that its wingspan
matched the length of a wing on his Cessna 207. That's about 14

Scientists aren't sure what to make of the reports. No one doubts
that people in the region west of Dillingham have seen a very large
raptorlike bird. But biologists and other people familiar with big
Alaska birds say they're skeptical it's that big....

'I'm certainly not aware of anything with a 14-foot wingspan that's
been alive for the last 100,000 years,' said federal raptor
specialist Phil Schemf in Juneau."


(original article -

(follow-up article - http://www.adn.com/alaska/story/1979660p-2081808c.html)

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