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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