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Old March 16, 2002, 02:15 AM   #1
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Bird Hunting

Golden eagles, for example, can be trained to catch something as large and formidable as a wolf. In Uzbekistan, and Khazakstan today, some skilled hunters still depend upon golden eagles to catch hares, foxes and wolves for their skins, which are then sold.Various travellers in Central Asia have described the use of eagles for hunting large quarry. In the thirteenth century, Marco Polo participated in a hunt using eagles with the great Kublai Khan and commented: "He has also a great multitude of eagles which are very well trained to hunt; for they take wolves and foxes and buck and roe deer, hares and other small animals."
Saw a Bald Eagle swoop in on a sheep once, but I'd really like to see a Golden Eagle catch a wolf!
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Old March 16, 2002, 09:57 AM   #2
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I've watched National Geographic stuff on eagles and their hunting. Ain't sure an iggle would do too well with a full-grown wolf.

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Old March 16, 2002, 08:10 PM   #3
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A wolf? Check out this story about an eagle that lost a fight against a wiener-dog.
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