Saturday, July 1, 2017

Go Hunting With An Eagle...!

Many of us think we only use falcons as hunting birds, but eagles have been used (and still are) to hunt with for a long time.

Hunting With Eagles

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Though Haast’s eagle feasted on the Maori in ancient times, the golden eagle has been trained throughout history to hunt for our food rather than our flesh. Using seven different techniques depending on the nature of prey, the golden eagle was reserved for the falconry of kings in medieval Europe. The ancestral eagle hunting traditions of Turkic people, most notably the Mongolians, continue today.

Taken from the nest as eaglets, they are raised by only one master to form a powerful personal bond. After being treated as family for a decade, they are released into the wild for natural reproduction. Eagle hunters ride on horseback to follow the attacks on various prey items such as the wolves, foxes, and hares of the Eurasian steppe.

I'd say that this is one pet you don't want to mess with. Know what I mean?

Coffee out on the patio again this morning, OK?


Beth Bailey said...

I have always thought eagles look mean. Count on me to give them their space! Love you, Bubba.

Momlady said...

Whatever works.

JO said...

Those are huge birds. Some sport. I have seen trained Falcon's at the Desert Museum what gorgeous creatures.

See you on the patio beautiful morning to take advantage of before the heat hits

HermitJim said...

Hey B...
Don't worry...I'm not gonna crowd him at all! Too big to mess with.
Thanks, sis, for coming over today!

Hey Momlady...
I'm betting he gets the job done.
Thanks for stopping by today!

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
They are pretty big, that's for sure!
Thanks for dropping by today!