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Teague
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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.








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Spankum
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Miss-sippi
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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....






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Dorothy
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Munchkinland
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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.



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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
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I just can't get over how a completely wild arse grown bird can sit on your hand.





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KingRanch
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I can't wrap my mind around that either.





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eyepooted
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that shite is Cray





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ShubutaMS
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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.






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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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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.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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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?





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Teague
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Huntsville, AL
Member since Aug 2007
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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.






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Nodust
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You should make a matching hood for yourself.





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Teague
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quote:

You should make a matching hood for yourself.


I already did. It's cute.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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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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Austin
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Can you post a picture of yourself? I just want to see if you look like the Dos Equis guy





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City
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Member since Jul 2005
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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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The Road To Omaha
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iluvdatTigah

That's a sweet raptor too






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faxis
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La.
Member since Oct 2007
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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.






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City
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quote:

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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quote:

that shite is Cray


No other word for it

That shite IS CRAY!









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