Meet Alby, the barn owl who skateboards!

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London, March 19 (ANI): A barn owl that rides a skateboard has caught the attention of shoppers in Folkestone, Kent.

Alby, a 13-year-old owl, apparently knows how to do a few tricks with the skateboard.

Folkestone Owl Sanctuary in-charge, Brian Maxted, 73, observed Alby's talent during a trip to the local shopping centre.

"I often take some owls into town to try and get some donations from shoppers," the Telegraph quoted Maxted, as saying.

He added: "I had the owls out one day last week and a young lad stopped to look at them.

"He put down his skateboard and Alby, who'd been fast asleep, saw it and jumped on.

"Someone pulled it along the ground and he loved it so much, we had to get him one of his own."

Alby can swoop onto the board, using the momentum from his flight to push him along.

As the board comes to a stop, it takes off and flies in a small circle before re-landing on the board, pushing it along again.

Student Paul Lendon, 17, from Folkestone said: "I was stunned when I saw him riding along on his miniature board.

"I'm aware of the famous skateboarder Tony Hawk, but I've never before heard of Tony Owl." (ANI)

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