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75 Years Ago

Half-Tamed Hawk Escapes

Herald of April, 7 1949

Edward Henry of Martinsburg was seeking the return of a Cooper’s Hawk, which had been training in falconry since January. The bird had learned to jump from his hand, encased in a heavy leather glove, to the ground and then to return on command. The hawk had flown into the large picture window of the Howard Kerr home in January and was temporarily knocked unconscious. Dr. Kerr placed it in a basket and turned it over to Dr. Harry E. Henry, deputy game protector and Edward’s father.

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