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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11372 posts

My New Bird

For those of you that follow my follies and exploits, I decided I needed a cooper's hawk this year to go with my red tail. Just trapped her today. I plan to chase doves, quail, woodcock, starlings, pigeons, crows, ducks, and bunnies with her.




Spankum
LSU Fan
Miss-sippi
Member since Jan 2007
36186 posts

re: My New Bird
very nice, man!...

does the hood make them calm or what?...if you just trapped this one today, I would figure it would be just freaking out....


Dorothy
LSU Fan
Munchkinland
Member since Oct 2008
16412 posts

re: My New Bird
Pretty bird! What are those brown things attached to her head, or are those part of the solar system mobile?

ETA: Ok, nevermind. I see from Spankum's post that it's a hood. Duh.
This post was edited on 10/18 at 9:53 pm


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
LSU Fan
The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
43170 posts

re: My New Bird
I just can't get over how a completely wild arse grown bird can sit on your hand.


KingRanch
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The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
59228 posts

re: My New Bird
I can't wrap my mind around that either.


eyepooted
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Jul 2010
3413 posts

re: My New Bird
that shite is Cray


ShubutaMS
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5682 posts
Member since Aug 2013
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re: My New Bird
Badass how you can tame such a wild creature.


Bet it was your wife who picked out the color to your kitchen. Women have no clue.


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11372 posts

re: My New Bird
quote:

does the hood make them calm or what?...if you just trapped this one today, I would figure it would be just freaking out....


Yep, keeps them calm and still. Even with the hood, this one spazzes out some. But, she's brand new. Got a lot of taming and training to do.


DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
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re: My New Bird
I know you've discussed this before, but how in the cornbread frick do you take a completely wild arse predatory bird and put it to use?


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
11372 posts

re: My New Bird
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how in the cornbread frick do you take a completely wild arse predatory bird and put it to use?



It's pretty easy with a red tail. Wait til they're hungry enough to come to you for food. Start hunting. Pretty soon they realize that if they stick with you, game pops out and runs.

This is my first time with anything other than a red tail. Cooper's are notoriously difficult. It's the same general principle, but they're very high strung. I'll be learning as I go with her.


Nodust
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
19130 posts

re: My New Bird
You should make a matching hood for yourself.


Teague
Alabama Fan
Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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re: My New Bird
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You should make a matching hood for yourself.


I already did. It's cute.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
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re: My New Bird
I just can't understand a wild animal that isn't doing everything it can do to either kill you or get away from you, but I've never fooled with birds.

Cool arse sport.


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crankbait
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re: My New Bird
Can you post a picture of yourself? I just want to see if you look like the Dos Equis guy


h0bnail
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City
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Member since Jul 2005
1064 posts

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Awesome bird. I watched a Cooper's Hawk dispatch a dove in my backyard a few months ago.

I was studying at the patio table under the carport drinking a cup of coffee, and saw a dove land on my fence (tiny backyard, off Brightside).

Dove took off towards me and over the fence to my back. Heard a loud thump, and jumped up to see what the hell had happened. I looked through the latticework into the neighbors backyard, saw a cloud of feathers and the Cooper's hawk staring at me, and a dead arse dove in his talons.


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Riseupfromtherubble
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You'll Never Walk Alone
Member since Jun 2011
20846 posts

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iluvdatTigah

That's a sweet raptor too


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faxis
LSU Fan
La.
Member since Oct 2007
7773 posts

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Bet it was your wife who picked out the color to your kitchen. Women have no clue.


Everybody that knew it was gonna take an aggie to bring this shite to the OB raise your hand.


City
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2005
1064 posts

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Everybody that knew it was gonna take an aggie to bring this shite to the OB raise your hand.


*raises hand*

Does anyone else laugh a little whenever you see the "aTm" emblem on a vehicle.

My slightly depraved mind immediately thinks that they are "ass-to-mouth" supporters.


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AHouseDivided
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Member since Oct 2011
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quote:

that shite is Cray


No other word for it

That shite IS CRAY!





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