Rescuing a kitten from a tree is child's play compared to the crew of Engine No. 35's capture of a hawk in City Park early Sunday evening (Aug. 18). A resident called the New Orleans Fire Department to report a hawk trailing a long length of twine, tangled in a tree. "I don't like how he is looking at me" said Andy Monteverde, a firefighter working up the nerve to grab the hawk. Capt. Mark Shubert encouraged F/F Andy, "Just grab a handful of leg." Scroll down
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posted by JujuB
on Aug 20, 2013 -
"Feathered Hussy Moves in on Pale Male."
Famous Central Park raptor Pale Male
has taken a new mate, which most likely means that Lola, his companion of the last eight years, has died. Though some birders hold out hope
for her return, one expert says
, "This is not the season that experienced [female hawks] cavalierly absent themselves from their established territories." Pale Male
is known to have sired at least 26 chicks, and inspired both controversy and counter-protests when fancy Upper East Siders tried to evict his nest from their fancy building. The birds won that conflict. Next argument on tap: what to name
his new mate.
posted by BlahLaLa
on Jan 18, 2011 -