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Old 10-25-2008, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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This Eagle was rescue as a chick, trained, and named after the Space shuttle "Challenger"


YouTube - Amazing Free-Flying Bald Eagle "Challenger" (AEF)
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:55 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Eagles are raptors, which are riduculously easy to train. Every boy in Saudi Arabia has a trained raptor, it is called "falconry". They don't bother with eagles, because they are useless for hunting. The majestic American Bald Eagle dines principally on dead fish, and will capture live prey only if desperate and there is no dead carrion lying around. A trained raptor is about as "amazing" as a cat who uses litter.

This video is a shameless effort to use the most ordinary of phenomena as an excuse to wave the US flag and play patriotic music and bring tears to the eyes of the gullible.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:04 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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"Every child in Saudi Arabia has a trained raptor"

lol - Next you'll probably try to tell us that every child in the U.S. has a dog.

Beautiful bird, and great video. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma(formerly SoCalif) Originally Mich,
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Eagles are raptors, which are riduculously easy to train. Every boy in Saudi Arabia has a trained raptor, it is called "falconry". They don't bother with eagles, because they are useless for hunting. The majestic American Bald Eagle dines principally on dead fish, and will capture live prey only if desperate and there is no dead carrion lying around. A trained raptor is about as "amazing" as a cat who uses litter.

This video is a shameless effort to use the most ordinary of phenomena as an excuse to wave the US flag and play patriotic music and bring tears to the eyes of the gullible.
If you have a problem with this...you shouldn't have watched the video.

How do you know how easy it is to train Eagles when it's against the law to capture them in the U.S.
This one was rescued from an abandond nest in the "80's".
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:57 AM
 
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Eagles are raptors, which are riduculously easy to train. Every boy in Saudi Arabia has a trained raptor, it is called "falconry". They don't bother with eagles, because they are useless for hunting. The majestic American Bald Eagle dines principally on dead fish, and will capture live prey only if desperate and there is no dead carrion lying around. A trained raptor is about as "amazing" as a cat who uses litter.

This video is a shameless effort to use the most ordinary of phenomena as an excuse to wave the US flag and play patriotic music and bring tears to the eyes of the gullible.

You say the video is shameless. I would say the shameless one is you. Maybe you should be living in Saudi Arabia.
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