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July 29, 2014

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In this photo taken Wednesday, April 10, 2013, a Saker Falcon goes after a lure pulled by Jim Tigan during practice in Reno, Nev. The Tigans are falconers and own Tactical Avian Predators and Raptor Adventures. They raise and train the predatory birds to scare away pesky gulls, blackbirds, pigeons and starlings from vineyards, casinos, oil refineries, manufacturing plants, military bases and other commercial properties.

AP / The Reno Gazette-Journal, Marilyn Newton

In this photo taken Wednesday, April 10, 2013, a Saker Falcon goes after a lure pulled by Jim Tigan during practice in Reno, Nev. The Tigans are falconers and own Tactical Avian Predators and Raptor Adventures. They raise and train the predatory birds to scare away pesky gulls, blackbirds, pigeons and starlings from vineyards, casinos, oil refineries, manufacturing plants, military bases and other commercial properties.