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Falcon Hunts In City

Raptor May Nest in RG Steel Building

January 27, 2013

WHEELING — Pedestrians walking near the old Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel building at 1134 Market St. may have noticed a raptor’s leftovers on the sidewalk — primarily pigeon parts....

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Jan-27-13 1:13 AM

I love all raptors... I thought the Falcons and other raptors; eagles, hawks, & owls, liked rodents; rats and squirrels...

That being true, they are truly beneficial to the health of the city...

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Jan-27-13 3:56 AM

As they remove these old buildings the pigeons are losing their homes. Lunch time for the falcons.

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Jan-27-13 5:28 AM

Shame they dont eat politicians,,we could sure do away with a lot of them.

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Jan-27-13 8:20 AM

Perhaps this is an omen. The bird senses the death of the city. This is a smart bird. Run,run and save yourselves. Flee to PA or Oh , but get out of Wheeling.

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Jan-27-13 8:40 AM

Gooseman, you're next on the Falcon's menu.

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Jan-27-13 8:58 AM

"They are keeping the bird population healthy. They take out the slow ones, the dumb ones and the ones not feeling well, Perrone said of the raptors and their prey."

Now if humans only had something of this nature to weed out the slow, dumb of the species. The Democrat party would be decimated!

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Jan-27-13 9:18 AM

that falcon would die if he bit one of those infected politicians.

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Jan-27-13 9:56 AM

I am relieved to find out that Falcons are the culprits. I was concerned that Ozzy Osborne had moved to town.

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Jan-27-13 11:17 AM

Hefner - Most in Wheeling were hoping you were taken away like one of these pigeons. It was sort of sad when we found out you left for Florida out of embarrassment.

How many times must you be proven wrong before you just shut the heck up?


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Jan-27-13 11:34 AM

One was eating off my bird feeder for a couple years. I haven't seen him this year. Two years ago one chased a small bird into my garage. I caught the small bird and let it go but the falcon took awhile to figure out how to get out.

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Jan-27-13 2:51 PM

I worked in the RG Steel Building and it wasn't unusual to glance out the window and see a shower of feathers falling from the falcon's prey. A co-worker on the floor above me used to actually see the falcon take a pigeon in flight...glad I never actually witnessed that. The dismembered pieces of birds were bad enough on the sidewalk outside the building.

One co-worker actually got pictures of the bird on the ledge of the top floor...amazing! We've noticed a drop in the pigeon population coming to forage below our bird least the falcon is keeping the nuisance bird population down!

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Jan-28-13 5:01 PM

at least wrait is safe..they don't eat turds lol.

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Jan-28-13 5:03 PM

ole hef got run out of town on a boat load of lies and cheats. now he is jealous and wants back other reason to comment on a LOCAL site..ole wrait..have fun getting the ice off your car today?

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