Thursday, May 08, 2014

Peregrine falcons born in police custody after smuggling swoop

Eleven rare peregrine falcons were born in custody after police managed to stop a man smuggling their eggs out of the country.

Officers from West Midlands Police kept the eggs warm on a computer terminal at Birmingham International Airport until a police wildlife rescue unit arrived.

Eleven of the 14 eggs recovered by officers from the force's Counter-Terrorism Unit hatched.

The birds will now be returned to the wild.

1 comment:

Barbwire said...

Isn't it amazing how these homely, clumsy baby birds will grow into gorgeous, powerful birds?