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(Some Guy)   Canadian city turns over streets to marauding family of Merlin falcons. Run, run for your lives   ( nationvalleynews.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, affected area, Falcon, spokesperson Emma Meldrum, Cornwall Community Hospital, affected area north, Cornwall pedestrians, Merlin falcons, Marleau avenues  
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2018-07-12 12:14:07 PM  
You don't wanna mess with those falcons.  They're fast, and can do the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs.
 
2018-07-12 12:23:30 PM  
What did they do for his owl, Archimedes?
 
2018-07-12 12:52:53 PM  
Haven't been attacked by one of those, but I was once attacked by a Swainson's hawk when I was landscaping too close to her nest. Let me tell you, it sucks.
 
2018-07-12 01:14:03 PM  
I choked a chicken once.

Maybe more than once.
 
2018-07-12 01:24:56 PM  

gopher321: I choked a chicken once.

Maybe more than once.


Same chicken?
 
2018-07-12 01:27:02 PM  
 Still better than the Atlanta Falcons.

/ducks
 
2018-07-12 01:30:28 PM  
It could be eagles.

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2018-07-12 01:31:48 PM  
Two stories out of Cornwall, Ontario in a week? What witchery has cursed that place?
 
2018-07-12 01:34:54 PM  

unyon: Haven't been attacked by one of those, but I was once attacked by a Swainson's hawk when I was landscaping too close to her nest. Let me tell you, it sucks.


These things are not to be f**ked with.  I don't care how small they are.

CSB time:  This winter we were out searching for some crossbills that had been spotted in the area.  With a twist of dramatic irony, the place they'd been spotted was a cemetery.

Anyway, there was nary a crossbill to be found, nor any bird at all, really.  The possible answer to this was revealed near the end of our search, in the form of an unexpected merlin visitor, perched in a tree, vigorously disemboweling what was once a garden-variety sparrow.

Now, I've seen Cooper's hawks just sit on and suffocate their prey like they're waiting in line.  I've watched Red-tailed Hawks methodically, dispassionately unwrap their victims with surgical precision.  But this thing was really going at it.  Holy f**k.  I totally believe these things are wreaking havoc on that town.  They.  Are.  Vicious.

O.O
 
2018-07-12 01:35:09 PM  

Psychopusher: You don't wanna mess with those falcons.  They're fast, and can do the Kessel Kestrel run in less than twelve parsecs.


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In Bird culture that's a big deal.
 
2018-07-12 01:40:56 PM  
Die Hard 2
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Yippee-ki-yay Mr Falcon!
 
2018-07-12 01:49:20 PM  

MikeyFuccon: Two stories out of Cornwall, Ontario in a week? What witchery has cursed that place?


It's Cornwall, it deserves it

/apologies to my college buddy working there
//not really sorry
///he's a Leafs fan
 
2018-07-12 01:53:01 PM  
Could I be attacked by a marauding Morgana instead?

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2018-07-12 01:54:02 PM  
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Had same problem near a place I worked. Got one of these. After couple strikes they left me alone.
 
2018-07-12 01:55:46 PM  
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I will peck your face off.
 
2018-07-12 01:55:56 PM  
Be careful putting gas in your car.
 
2018-07-12 01:56:04 PM  
Merkons ?
 
2018-07-12 02:04:08 PM  
Aw, you had Merlin and went with "Run, run for your lives" instead of "Fly, you fools!"
 
2018-07-12 02:07:38 PM  
I rescued one of these little bastards once a couple of years back; the thing was on the ground with damaged wings and holding its own against a pack of no less than seven dogs that had it surrounded. The thing could jump like Jordan, and from a distance with my glasses off I thought it was some kind of prairie dog on steroids. He *really* didn't like the pool net or bird cage we crammed him in (with welding gauntlets on) to hold him until we got him to the rescue shelter.

Little bastard was probably responsible for our last "chickenpocalypse" >:^(
 
2018-07-12 02:50:36 PM  
What an attacking Merlin Falcon may look like:

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2018-07-12 03:07:22 PM  
So they're feeling peckish, are they?
 
2018-07-12 03:18:21 PM  

MikeyFuccon: Two stories out of Cornwall, Ontario in a week? What witchery has cursed that place?
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I've actually driven thru there... one of their major landmarks is Big Ben, a landfill turned into a park. So there's that, too.
 
2018-07-12 04:33:00 PM  

nanim: MikeyFuccon: Two stories out of Cornwall, Ontario in a week? What witchery has cursed that place?
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I've actually driven thru there... one of their major landmarks is Big Ben, a landfill turned into a park. So there's that, too.


They're just happy that the pulp & paper mill stench is gone.
 
2018-07-12 05:15:02 PM  
Bald eagle lands on Paxton during anthem
Youtube Hxnx_VbN2A8
 
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