I am a woman falconer, enjoying the Great Outdoors with a hawk on my fist.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
We just had to figure out what to hunt. Apparently, around here, it's wood rats, which are also called pack rats. Above is #3. It's a bit more work for me to kick em out of their nest, but when they move, Cimarron is all over them. I'm just glad to now have a quarry species to focus on, and to be having success with my bird. This female rat weighs in at 242 grams . . . . just shy of about half of Cimarron's weight.
A little research later clarified the species. Here is a link to a description, and the habits which I think clearly defines which rat we are hunting.
Falconry! Or more appropriately for me, Hawking! It is a passion, and a way of life. I happily pursue this sport, with the loving assistance of my husband. Come along with me for our adventures with the birds. Primarily we actively pursue it in the colder months . . . the rest of the time I try to make this blog as interesting as possible. Come let me share my stories, and feel free to contact me. I always enjoy talking about my obsession with this sport.