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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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icecream

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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uglyassmf

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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buffy99

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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Hefner

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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daWraith

Jan-27-13 8:40 AM

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

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DisplacedWVian

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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mikeyd

Jan-27-13 9:18 AM

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

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WheelingGuy83

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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NegativeEllie

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?

Loser.

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iceman

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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libralady1973

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 feeders...at least the falcon is keeping the nuisance bird population down!

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whgfeeling

Jan-28-13 5:01 PM

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

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whgfeeling

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 in..no other reason to comment on a LOCAL site..ole wrait..have fun getting the ice off your car today?

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