A Master Falconer Shows How His Birds Protect Valuable U.S. Crops

Falconry is an ancient hunting tradition that dates back to at least 2000 B.C., and while most hunters no longer need to rely on birds of prey to help them catch their dinner falconers still have plenty for their talented birds to do- like guard crops.

32-year-old Master Falconer Justin uses his well trained winged friends to guard some of America's most valuable fruit crops from nuisance birds who want to greedily gobble them all up, and his job seems like one of the coolest jobs in America!

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-Via VICE News


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Remembering when my brother was playing football at Penn State, went to a game when they played the Air Force Academy. At half time their falconers put on quite an impressive show. Funny seeing 50K + people applauding diving birds.
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