Friday, May 2, 2008
An airport falcon killed in Krakow
A man threw a stone at a preying bird (Falco cherrug) that landed on his porch, and then finished it off with a stick. The falcon was specialy trained to scare off birds roaming around Krakow airport that would pose a threat to starting or landing planes.
The man faces up to 2 years in prison, since this species of falcon is legaly protected in Poland. He admitted, but also confessed that the falcon attacked his hens.