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How do i get rid of it...*pics*

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Whitewinterwolf, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    This thing has ZERO fear...
    It hasent done anything to my birds "yet" but it was amazing how close I could get.
    It followed me around, watched me, and was almost waiting for something.
    It showed interest in my silkies though which I did NOT like...
    And as you can see there pen is only semi up.
    The run panels are not done yet, and so the tarps and X-pen are all they have for the moment. Though Steve (silkie roo) did yell pretty good at it...
    I got a bunch of good shots after it was obvious it wasn't going anywhere. I hollered, stomped, threw some pebbles at it, and nothing, it just followed me???
    Its like its tame?
    But seriously, how do I deter it from eating my hens?

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    You all have chicken dogs, I have a chicken cat...This girl is the best predator deturent EVER! She has chased of fox's, raccoon's, Stray dogs...
    But this Young hawk was either to afraid to move, or just not afraid at all.
    Dude, I could touch it... Maybell fluffed up and hissed, walked up to it all stiff and sniffed its face and hissed, but yet nothing.
    It just kept watching me?
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    Hawk fail...
     
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one that did that. It landed on the ground right in front of me and scared me to death!! It finally flew off, but it still hangs out. Scary
     
  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 23, 2011
    Houston, TX
    Call a wildlife bird of prey or raptor center as they will come pick it up
     
  4. mamahen2011

    mamahen2011 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd be wondering if it's been hand raised maybe? Was it banded at all? The hawks we have around here won't let you on the same side of the street as them let alone walk up to you. It sounds like that little fella has had some experiences with people.
     
  5. Shayna

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    Wow - really good pictures. It's pretty. I would think it's sick, however it looks really good. No ruffling or anything that would show illness. I think it's really neat, must be just waiting for a good meal. If it were me, and I could get that close to it, I'd get a heavy blanket and a dog crate. Throw blanket over hawk, put in crate, and move it far, far from my home. Not sure about how legal that is, but that's my idea.
     
  6. charsbird

    charsbird Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that an OWL?
     
  7. andrea98

    andrea98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Call your game warden .. It could be injured or sick.. It may be a pet too.????
     
  8. Shayna

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    Quote:Good idea.
     
  9. ReikiStar

    ReikiStar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Great pictures! I second calling a wild life center or the state dept. Maybe something is wrong with it or it's young and inexperienced. That way you could also discuss deterrent methods so it doesn't come back.
     
  10. navasima

    navasima Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First of all - WOW! Some of those pics are great!

    Secondly - I have to wonder what is wrong with him......letting both you and the cat get that close....not right hawk behavior - know what I mean?
    Do you have any wildlife rehabilitators near you? They may be able to point you in the right direction for help. Relocating raptors is double tough.

    -wish I could be of more help-please update when you can!? Thanks!
     

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