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Mercedes

Type of Animal: 
Raptor
Specific Species: 
Harris Hawk

Mercedes Story: Captive-bred in 2005.  When we started training her, we noted that her flying and therefore hunting skills were not that good.  She lists (yaw) to the left and it took us a long time and lots of flying to get her to fly accurately and not miss her perch.   She is a highly reliable hawk and loves to take ‘free rides’ on the T post we use in our work.  She likes to stay close to her falconers.    She also likes to sit in the audience bleachers, right next to people, watch the show then come back to her falconers and training box. If she sits next to you, don’t touch; just enjoy the view and her company. See how silly she can be.