A Fort Worth Falconer Straps a Camera to His Bird, Which Then Kills a Duck in Midair

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If you're not one for delayed gratification, skip to the 2:45 mark. That'll take you past the jolting takeoff and soaring panoramas of rural North Texas and straight to the money shot, in which you'll discover what it's like to be a falcon killing a duck in midair.

The video was posted to YouTube by Fort Worth falconer Roger Crandall, who decided to strap a camera to one of his birds of prey, Dora. It offers a perspective that ground-based lifeforms don't typically get to enjoy, along with wordless testimony for Crandall's business Fal-Tech Bird Control, which gets rid of nuisance birds like grackles or starlings the natural way.

(h/t CBS-11)


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17 comments
bplaney
bplaney

Sorry, but I cannot watch the video at all. It is "private" - whatever that means... 

moore583
moore583

That is very cool. When that bird  went for the kill it was all business.

txslim64
txslim64

welcome to the jungle, baby...

roo_ster
roo_ster

Spectacular!

I loves me some "Nature, red in tooth and claw."

jcapezzuto
jcapezzuto

Wow, that was insane!  Just flying along on the back of a falcon (for real, not CGI) is pretty sweet, but being strapped on through the dive and kill is breathtaking. I thought the sound was amazing too, like a jet screaming overhead followed by a shotgun blast. 

NewsDog
NewsDog

I was duck hunting that same weekend... the falcon had better luck than I did.   Very cool.

primi_timpano
primi_timpano topcommenter

I have seen peregrines hunting downtown and hawks at Preston Center. Glorious birds.

75Central
75Central

I'm more shocked and disturbed by the awful onscreen titles than the killing.

notmadeomoney
notmadeomoney

@75Central Ban predators.

But also ban those spinning text graphics in the video, those were pretty awful.

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