Mostly a falconry journal, occasionally thoughts on other things...
Monday, October 22, 2007
Billy Bob ウサギゲット！
I had the opportunity to go hawking again last Saturday with Richard and Becky Brunoette (see my first post from Colorado...). We took their little male gos "Billy Bob" out to an industrial park to scare some bunnies and after a shaky start (Billy decided he liked the top of buildings better than Richard's fist) we got down to business. Billy caught this bunny as it ran out from under a hole in the sidewalk. I meant to take video but my camera was still on picture mode when I snapped the grab:
"The reward that comes from practicing falconry is, and has to be, a feeling of your own personal satisfaction; that, and that alone. Chances are no one else will be around when your hawk is at her best. Falconry is a tedious, time consuming effort with long periods of stress and anxiety punctuated by heartbeats of gut-wrenching visceral satisfaction so intense that is impossible to put into words."
--The California Hawking Club Apprenticeship Manual