Familiar long-crested eagle expands hunting grounds

EAGLE EYES: Larry, the long-crested eagle, has been spotted in Lovemore Heights. Picture: MIKE HOLMES
EAGLE EYES: Larry, the long-crested eagle, has been spotted in Lovemore Heights. Picture: MIKE HOLMES

THE rat population around Lovemore Heights in Port Elizabeth might take a knock with a new resident that has been spotted in the area.

Larry, a two-year-old long- crested eagle, has been seen around the Bay for the past two years, and has recently taken up residence in a patch of bluegum trees around the wooded suburb.

The Urban Raptor Project’s Arnold Slabbert said he was very happy to hear his “old friend” – named after a 1980s video game character with a peculiar hairstyle – was well and expanding his hunting grounds. “We rescued Larry when he was just a two-week-old ball of fluff.

“People in East London stole him from a nest, thinking he would make a good pet. He had become used to them, and to this day he is still not as afraid of people as he should be.” – Riaan Marais

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3 thoughts on “Familiar long-crested eagle expands hunting grounds

  • May 1, 2014 at 5:28 am
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    The Crested eagles also hunt Dassies in Baakens valley along with the Black Eagle pair who have been around for some years now!

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  • April 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm
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    A Crested eagle has been spotted at Walmer Counrty Club Nearly daily over the past 6 weeks

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  • April 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm
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    A pair of crested eagles has been seen on a regular base at Walmer Country Club over the past few weeks

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