Dog walker saw cockapoo ‘lifted off the ground’ in terrifying crow attack

A dog walker has told how she was attacked by a murder of crows that “lifted her cockapoo off the ground” in a popular Midlands beauty spot.

Tracey Hales says she was on was on a walk with her little eight-month-old cockapoo Ted in Dosthill Park, Tamworth,on Saturday morning when the birds suddenly set upon them.

One of them lifted Ted off the ground before Tracey managed to grab him back, but she was then attacked herself, which caused her to fall over.

Luckily Ted and Tracey escaped from the vicious birds, and have not returned to the park since.

Tracey said: "It was really scary. My dog was petrified and all I could think about was to protect him.

"It just seemed to be in slow motion when it happened. I'm still in shock and poor Ted was scared to walk past the park afterwards. I'm sure we will be avoiding it for a while."

Explaining what happened, she told Birmingham Live: "It was the field to the left of the park that hasn't been mowed."

"There is a big tree between the two fields," Tracey said. "There was a crow on the path as we were walking by and I just assumed it would fly away.

"…next thing a big crow started squawking and attacked my dog then another joined in and actually lifted him off the ground.

"It is a good job he is a cockapoo and not a smaller dog. I grabbed him and started to run and they started attacking me and made me fall over and started on my dog again."

"Obviously they were protecting their nest and we were just innocently walking past but I would hate for another dog to get hurt.

"There was an older couple that heard me screaming and they made sure we were OK. They said they have never seen anything like it."

There have also been reports of other similar incidents in the local area.

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