Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Given the rodent problems I experience each year, I've decided to switch to the big guns.

Sager Hawk

Eagle owl

Actually, a friend's neighbor is an exotic birds handler/trainer and is in the movie business.  He has numerous trained raptors at his home and he was kind enough to show us his beautiful birds.  The vulture, Dexter, is the third largest flying bird in the world, and has an 8 foot wingspan!  He's been in several movies including the last Indiana Jones release.

Now if I can only get them to swing by the house,,,


  1. Those are some pretty amazing and beautiful birds! How cool!

  2. Very cool! We have a lot of hawks, eagles (even a bald eagle last winter) and owls, but they only look like that through the binoculars. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Thank Dan. Went to the fly fishing show in Pasadena yesterday and I can't wait to get a line in the water. I'm gonna try to get up to the East Walker this summer, never been before. Lots to learn.

  4. Great photos. I was so excited for a moment because, if real, that would be the most awesome and satisfying rodent solution ever.