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BTR
December 19, 2000, 08:23 PM
This afternoon I was at the raptor rehab center where I volunteer, and they started training a captive-bred golden eagle, "Nova," to hunt. They will release him, if possible. He's still not the best flyer in the world, but he grabbed the rabbit on his first pass. The rabbit only squealed for a couple of seconds, but I was disturbed to see it was still alive a couple of minutes later, and the falconer finished it off. Nature is harsh, indeed. Nova enjoyed the meal, though he's going to have to learn to eat properly, he didn't really know how to tear into it at first.

Rich Lucibella
December 20, 2000, 09:46 AM
That's a sight worth seeing.
Rich

Caeca Invidia Es
December 20, 2000, 10:14 AM
I think it is neat to watch the Falcons around my apartment catching pigeons :)

Al Thompson
December 20, 2000, 12:19 PM
Caeca Invidia Es - you live in Atlanta? :D

Giz

Caeca Invidia Es
December 20, 2000, 01:05 PM
Naw, we just stole their idea :eek:

iso1
December 21, 2000, 04:42 AM
Hey, I can send a video of my eight month old son eating....that should give the bird a good idea of how to do it! :D

Bud Helms
December 21, 2000, 06:30 AM
... a video of my eight month old son eating....that should give the bird a good idea of how to do it! ... now that's funny! :D:D:D