Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Learning Falconry

The Greenbrier Resort has a Falconry program, and for only $98 per hour, they will give you a demonstration.

The program is off the resort site, and the tours are full of screaming kids and yankee tourists.

At $200 for two, it’s a major tourist rip-off, but it is interesting to know that learning the sport of falconry requires a license, passing a test, plus a multi-year apprenticeship.

They also train owls and eagles to hunt small prey like rabbits and ducks.

They tell you that the falcons are super stupid, and that once you cover-up their prey with your foot, they forget that it’s there!

Once their blinder hood is on, they think it’s night and you can handle them easily.