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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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4 days ago  
You don't wanna mess with those falcons.  They're fast, and can do the Kessel run in less than twelve parsecs.
 
4 days ago  
What did they do for his owl, Archimedes?
 
4 days ago  
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.
 
4 days ago  
I choked a chicken once.

Maybe more than once.
 
4 days ago  

gopher321: I choked a chicken once.

Maybe more than once.


Same chicken?
 
4 days ago  
 Still better than the Atlanta Falcons.

/ducks
 
4 days ago  
It could be eagles.

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4 days ago  
Two stories out of Cornwall, Ontario in a week? What witchery has cursed that place?
 
4 days ago  

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
 
4 days ago  

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.
 
4 days ago  
Die Hard 2
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Yippee-ki-yay Mr Falcon!
 
4 days ago  

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
 
4 days ago  
Could I be attacked by a marauding Morgana instead?

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4 days ago  
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Had same problem near a place I worked. Got one of these. After couple strikes they left me alone.
 
4 days ago  
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I will peck your face off.
 
4 days ago  
Be careful putting gas in your car.
 
4 days ago  
Merkons ?
 
4 days ago  
Aw, you had Merlin and went with "Run, run for your lives" instead of "Fly, you fools!"
 
4 days ago  
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" >:^(
 
4 days ago  
What an attacking Merlin Falcon may look like:

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4 days ago  
So they're feeling peckish, are they?
 
4 days ago  

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.
 
4 days ago  

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.
 
4 days ago  
Bald eagle lands on Paxton during anthem
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