From THE TELEGRAPH:
The Very Rev Hunter Farquharson, Provost of St Ninian’s (Episcopal) Cathedral in Perth, who breeds and shows birds as a hobby, returned to his cottage to find his prize-winning goose Beatrice dead, and a white-tailed sea eagle perched on a fence post nearby.
He went inside to phone the RSPB, a partner in the eagle reintroduction project, but then heard a "terrible noise" as the eagle chased his champion gander Bertie. When he tried to intervene the raptor jumped on his back, tearing his shirt, leaving a 4in wound below his shoulder and cutting his head.
It was the second time Mr Farquharson's birds had been attacked by young sea eagles. Two years ago four of his bantams were killed. He now believes they should not be reintroduced to Scotland, particularly in a populated part of the country.
"I have nothing against sea eagles at all. They are magnificent birds but around here there are far too many people and domestic animals.
A spokesman for RSPB Scotland said, "It is worth noting that when this first happened with Mr Farquharson in 2008 we visited his property and afterwards paid for the installation of heavy nylon netting affixed to fence posts driven into the ground so that the poultry pen and all Mr Farquharson's birds were safe from predation. When we visited again on Friday it was apparent that, for whatever reason, these measures were no longer present."
COMMENT: You know, I have absolutely nothing against people with silly surnames as long as they stay away from people with proper, decent surnames.