May 18, 2013

Found Falcon

Occasionally, our rescues involve animals that are not injured, but lost.

Yesterday, we retrieved a small falcon, an Aplomado falcon, that was obviously a captive bird.

It had reportedly landed on a woman's arm, then jumped on her back.

First Responder Duane Titus was on scene quickly, and lured the bird close using a dead gopher. 

The young bird had an identification ring on its leg. We put out the word, and by morning we had found the licensed falconer who'd lost her.

Many thanks to everyone who helped get this lovely bird back to its keeper! 

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