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Eagle eye for a good home.

Byline: By Kathy Secker

I know I'm a sucker for a good animal story, but the tale of Lucy the eagle is really quite amazing.

Three-year-old Lucy is a tame African tawny eagle, who belonged to 21-year-old falconer Titus Wardle, from Malham, in North Yorkshire.

Titus sold Lucy to another falconer based in Reading in Berkshire for pounds 3,000, but she appeared not to settle in very well and subsequently took to the skies and escaped from her new home.

Some two weeks later Titus was flying another of his hawks back in Malham when who should he spot perched on a nearby dry stone wall but Lucy the homing eagle, looking very fit and very healthy. Somehow she had successfully flown over 200 miles to her old roost. Titus, you'll be glad to know, has now refunded the pounds 3,000 and Lucy is definitely no longer for sale. Hardly a bird brain now is she?
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Apr 1, 2006
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