Shoulder-perching missing hawk found
A missing out on bird of prey with a practice of landing on people’s shoulders has been found.
Mark Render, 25, from Washington, had actually worried the Harris hawk would not attack residents or their animals.
“In the wild – this kind of hawk lives in the desert – they’ll sit on each others’ shoulders to obtain a better viewpoint,” he stated.
The bird was discovered by a pet walker in trees near Princess Anne Park and attracted down with a day-old chick.
Mr Render stated his pet, Ares, was “normally friendly” but could be frightened of pets and unfamiliar people.
Image caption The hawk could have taken a trip miles in the two weeks he was missing, his owner said
He had used a benefit after the bird left from its enclosure when wind blew the door open.
The two-and-a-half-year-old hawk was bought for ₤ 350 as a young bird. It has a 1m (3ft) wingspan.
It is utilized to a diet of day-old chicks and quail but would hunt pigeons and bunnies in the wild, Mr Render stated.
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