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LocalHero wrote at 2010-10-15 00:11:08

It's Cooper's Hawks that are known as "chicken hawks" not Red-Tails.

Also they are Buteos not falcons....

jacque' wrote at 2012-04-28 02:26:49
A red tailed hawk attached and killed our chicken right while my son was standing 10' from him!

AITpro wrote at 2012-09-28 05:49:06
"In the wild, Red-tailed Hawks have lived for at least 21 years. The oldest captive hawk of this species was at least 29 and a half years of age."


Arthur F. O'Callaghan Jr. wrote at 2014-06-09 19:22:29
When my wife and I bought this house in Plympton 22 years ago. shortly afterwards this hawk was born in our back yard and every spring it comes back to our house. one year it went swimming in our pool and my wife got pictures of it. It was only about 5 feet away from her. this past weekend my daughter took some amazing pics of this beautiful bird.


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Expert biologist and herpetologist, with a passion for exploring biological and ecological effects of human interaction with wildlife biomes. I can answer a multitude of questions regarding animal life cycles, identification, and behavior.


Volunteer work in biology and zoology in large animal sanctuary in Texas, as well as, independent research of wildlife biomes in Texas, Oklahoma, and Florida. Internship in veterinarian assistance at NH Ranch in central Texas.

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