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Condor takes down trainer, buzzes players at hockey game

Posted at 10:00 PM, Feb 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-11 22:00:53-05

The opening of a minor league hockey game for the Bakersfield Condors got wild early when a giant Andean condor got free from its trainer, causing the man to fall to the ice during the struggle.

The condor, named Queen Victoria, struggled with her train and broke away, heading for the bench.  Players and coaches tried to scatter as the huge bird fought her way into the players tunnel, where she was eventually captured.