Grumpy buzzard attacking runners between Stockton and Napton

The buzzard flying low over the Napton Road. Photo: Terry Warner
The buzzard flying low over the Napton Road. Photo: Terry Warner

A grumpy buzzard has started to attack runners heading between Stockton and Napton, causing some of them to alter their route.

The angry bird of prey has been causing a stir on Facebook where many runners have told their stories of being swooped upon while out running on the Napton Road.

Sarah Williams took a photo of the belligerent buzzard and uploaded it to the social media site yesterday (Tuesday June 12), saying: "The buzzard is still most definitely about on the Napton road and has it in for runners - as the back of my head can tell you!"

Several commenters also said the buzzard had attacked them along the route as well.