An eagle owl with a 6ft wingspan has been captured after people in a North Devon street complained it was terrorising them and their pets. But the decision to take the huge raptor into captivity has divided opinion in Northam. While some welcomed the move, saying the owl was attacking people, others said the bird was just being playful. Police were called to investigate whether the owl had been caught legally. The eagle owl is thought to be the same bird which has been seen in a number of places in North Devon since September last year.