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Busch Gardens Williamsburg said:
Learn about amazing birds of prey during an up-close look at these masterful hunters. Explore the important role birds of prey play in the wild, and how humans have trained them to hunt on our behalf. Feel the thrill of having a raptor fly to your gloved fist.

Price: $22
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Anyone been on it? It looks like a pretty fantastic deal actually.
 
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RE: Birds of Prey Up-Close

Pics from the bird of prey tour. Let me know if you have any questions.
 

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RE: Birds of Prey Up-Close

Found out this weekend after talking to a few of the trainers that they have done away with the part of this tour where a guest gets to put on the leather glove and have a bird of prey land on it.  This was due to some new regulation/law with handling birds in the state or something (forgot the details).  Gotta look it up for official statement.  I understand why these things happen, but it is still a shame.  I was so planning on doing this in a few weeks. Now I won't get to recreate that amazing picture that Nora has with an owl. :(
 
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RE: Birds of Prey Up-Close

The law requires that certain native birds can not be touched by the public in some form or another I believe.
 
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chickenking said:
Now I won't get to recreate that amazing picture that Nora has with an owl. :(

Are you crazy? Can you imagine the GERMS on those birds?! ;-p
 
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RE: Birds of Prey Up-Close

^Saw that falcon flying over the bridge between the main entrance and the England parking lot last Saturday!! Very cool!!
 
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RE: Birds of Prey Up-Close

Almost got hit in the head by one of the birds. The trainer said to stand very still and do not move, I would be fine. True I was fine, but I was probably a bit too close for comfort.
 
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