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Fugitive Brighton hawk lured home
5:10am Thursday 6th February 2014 in News
A pet hawk has returned to his home in Brighton three days after taking flight.
Bird, a three-year-old Harris hawk, escaped when owner Sue Davis, of Stephens Road, Hollingdean, took him into her garden.
He was sighted by neighbours several times over the next three days, but he was finally re-captured after following his owner's van back home.
“I had to fish for him,” said Miss Davis, who had to put a chick on a long line and lure the bird in.
The operation last month took two hours and she was assisted by her daughters Tamara, 22, and Miya, 15.
Ms Craig said: “The storms wrecked their housing so we now have to keep them inside, so when I take them out they get a little excited.
“We are so glad to have had him back before more storms came in.”
Miss Davis has kept birds of prey since she was a child. Bird is part of the hawk displays run by Ms Craig at local schools and charity events.
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