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Eurasian Eagle Owl - Talon Pressure
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: Eurasian Eagle Owl - Talon Pressure Reply with quote

I have been trying to remember the talon pressure of the Eurasian Eagle Owl, I have found it before but can't remember where, I want to say it's 1200 lbs per sq inch, but am not sure.... anyone?? Thanks!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ummmmmmmmmm i have never tried to measure it Razz


but yeah Jester sure does have a good grip when he wants to Very Happy


1200psi seems a little high though thats a lot of pressure but you may be right so i will shut up now Speechless
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2004 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought it sounded high as well, but for some reason that number sticks out in my mind..... A golden eagle has 700 psi, so I don't know! Confused Thanks for the reply Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 6:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well I don't know the exact number (hope someone finds it) but I already had an eurasian eagle owl "stucked" on my arm twice, and it really hurted... It's really, really strong! The last time he did it I wasn't able to move my hand for a week ( on of his nail was all inside my arm)... Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 4:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch!! That is all I can think, ouch... I love the raptors, you have to respect their strength. Hope that healed up all right....
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it didn't healed that quickly... Normally those injuries take more time then the usual to heal! I get some scratches ans cuts from time to time from birds and normally they infect a bit... Crying or Very sad
That's the downside of working with raptors... sometimes I get hurt (normally nothing serious) LOL
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2005 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not sure ouch is really the word Surprised it seems an understatement. But a lot of respect has to be shown to those birds on the other end of the talons Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather 2 bites, then 1 grip of their talons... Well, at least with owls and falcons, because with eagles I don't know wich is the worst... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too! Bite over talons anyday! unless it's a parrot, cuz their bites are worse!!! Razz
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2005 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, parrot bites really hurts... Better is to avoid them all!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if i had to have one or the other i would go for a talon puncture than an eagle bite, just thinking of it tearing skin and flesh off really is an ouch. Very Happy at least with a puncture it is one hole (well two if it goes out the other side Very Happy )
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but i would rather not have any of the above.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About a week ago, I got bitten by a griffon vulture, and that really hurted! I have a picture, but it's not a pretty sight... LOL
Anyway an eagle bite it's not that scary... She makes a puncture like the owls... a little bit bigger!! Speechless
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it wasnt the initial bite i was referring to it was the ripping off of the skin and flesh that followed Very Happy i'm gonna be disgusting and ask if i could see your piccy via pm if you dont mind.

what other birds do you have?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

LOL I don't have the picture with me... It was a accident at work so they took a photo at the first aids in order to send it to the insurance company... Don't know what is it for... Rolling Eyes

We have kestrel, bald eagle, steppe eagle, tawny eagle, saker falcons, lanary falcon, peregrine falcon, griffon vulture, harris hawks, bengal eagle owls, eurasian eagle owls and black kites... Cool
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 21, 2005 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm black kites!! i like them but never had the chance to actually see a real one.
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