Travel Advisory Issued for the Canary Islands
Saturday 18 September 2059 42260 Shares
The US embassy in the Canary Islands has issued a travel alert for the popular tourist destination. According to the alert, US government employees are prohibited from visiting the area until further notice. US Citizens are discouraged from visiting the region, and if travel plans are made, US travelers are advised to exercise extreme caution, purchase travel and medical-evacuation insurance, and contact the nearest embassy or consulate for assistance. Citizens are also advised against wearing bright red or orange clothing, particularly hats, as these colors seems to enrage these birds and cause them to attack.
The alert was issued the same day an American man was pecked to death by a rogue flock of Canaries. Apparently the birds were guarding a huge nesting structure along a beach and they attacked when the tourist came to close to the area. The birds went on to attack and kill several other bystanders who were in the area. Canaries are known for building these large interwoven nests where as many as 2000 birds can live in a single structure. Several days after this attack, another American tourist reported being buzzed but not seriously injured by a similar attack.
Americans are reminded to steer clear of the islands, particularly the beachfront until further notice.