Hawkeye in the News
This article originally appeared in the Globe & Mail June 9th, 2011 »
Whether it’s the furtive scavenging of raccoons in Toronto or the stench of angry skunks in Vancouver, every city, province, territory and country can claim a pest that defies eradication.
In Toronto’s battle between human and beast, Nguyen Dong was recently arrested after a neighbour reported someone beating a family of raccoons in his backyard garden with a spade.
Dan Frankian of Hawkeye Bird & Animal Control, attended the Bird Strike conference dealing with pest bird and animal control and abatement at airport runways and taxiways.
Conversations at this conference were very informative with Mr John Weller, the head biologist for the Federal Aviation Administration FAA as well as Micheal Begier Director from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) .
Dan Frankian also gave several public interviews to foreign news agencies dealing with Bird and Animal control and Abatement at airports.
One of the attractions in Stratford during the second annual Culture Days was the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's "A Fayre Day in Camelot," which transformed Market Square into a medieval-themed market with vendors and demonstrations.
Right, trainer Julia Staines shows off Clara the hawk, who you can see in the Festival's production of Camelot.
Stratford Gazette Photo
Clara a Harris Hawk, and handler Ken Bangerter of Acton's Hawkeye Bird and Animal control , were on hand to talk to students at a career fair at the Acton High School last Wednesday.
Clara often is used to control birds at the airport and in shopping malls.
Frances Niblok Photo