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Prosecutors have accused a Utah man of violating U.S. federal law in a video that appears to show him chasing and kicking a Barn Owl in mid-flight. The man was charged with two misdemeanours after allegedly using an aircraft to harass wildlife and pursuing a migratory bird. The harassment charge carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $100,000 fine, while the other charge could lead to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine. An online video surfaced that appears to show a man on a paraglider, near Utah Lake, kicking a soaring owl and boasting: "I kicked an owl butt." The accused is a well-known local TV pitchman who has a history of problems with local authorities. It seems to me someone needs to give himself a kick in the butt - after he serves the time and pays the fine.
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