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  • Challenger the Eagle

    Challenger will fly toinght, Friday, for game 3 of the World Series. He is 27 years old now.

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    Very cool. Hope it goes smoothly. Wonder what 27 would be in "people years" lol.

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    • #3
      I heard in captivity they can live 40+ years.

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        I had a friend that hunted with a Red tail hawk,something's I learned that interested me. Hawks and some other birds of prey can lock their heads in position while the limb their perched on sways to keep focus on target. The movement of the eye when a rabbit blinks ,may sign his own death warrant from the birds perch over 100yards away.(Old Hawk Eye ). They have a second eye lid that closes automatically when they feed to prevent punctures from fish fins ,bones ,with such high magnification they may only appear as a dot to the bird. If a bird is loose and doesn't, return before nightfall ,they often revert to their wild instincts and never return.Not only are the talons and beak dangerous ,but the wing beats are capable of breaking human arms,so to subdue the bird cover his head and they become calm. If the opportunity ever arises where you can be a spectator it's a rewarding sight.

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        • #5
          Yes the Bald Eagle flew over the Houston ball park last night.
          NFL player JJ Watt throw out the first pitch. JJ is leading the charge in helping Hurricane Harvey victims.
          Astros won again, with an undefeated 7 and 0 record playing at home. Wow! ?

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