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WATCH: the moment our reporter managed to "hoot" an owl out of hiding

An eagle owl has apparently been terrorising residents of Wotton-under-Edge in Gloucestershire.

The owl has been landing on people, but it's not attacking, it's courting.

This bird is showing classic signs of imprinted behaviour, imprinted on human beings. It is a trained tame owl that has come into breeding condition and basically it wants to breed with the people of Wotton-under-Edge!

– Jemima Parry, International Birds of Prey Centre

Our reporter Ken Goodwin set out to find this amorous animal. He was running out of patience, when he decided to try "hooting". See how he got on:

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