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    Hawk in the Library of Congress finally captured

    NewsBirds of Prey NewsFriday 28 January 2011
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    A hawk that managed to get stuck in the US Library of Congress for over a week has finally been caught

    A female hawk that has spent an entire week trapped in the Library of Congress – the research library of the United States Congress in Washington D.C. and the de facto “national library” of the USA – has finally been caught and taken to a rehabilitation centre in the state of Virginia. The hawk flew in through a broken window on January 19th and has eluded capture since. Some bird experts were worried that the hawk could die of starvation, however it was even able to seize frozen quail from a trap set for it without being caught. This Wednesday a group of representatives from the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia caught the hawk, belonging to the sub-species Cooper’s Hawk, using two caged starlings as bait.

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