Pearson Airport fights birds the natural way — with birds

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Birds at Pearson Airport. Bird handler Rob Shevalier, of Falcon Environmental Services, trains a young gyr-peregrine at Pearson International Airport. The firm has a contract to use its birds of prey to scare off “nuisance birds,” which pose a danger to aircraft as they land and take off. David Cooper/Toronto Star

Torstar Network

October 13, 2012

Meet Ivan, an eight-year-old bald eagle that weighs about as much as a newborn human baby and manages to make a pretty good living for himself without resorting to the messy business of terminating the lives of other flying creatures.
After all, he doesn’t know how.
“He hasn’t been trained to kill,” says Rob Shevalier, 42, a bird handler by trade.
Not that it matters.
All Ivan needs to do is spread his massive black wings and fan his white tail feathers while swooping low over Etobicoke Creek and his job is pretty much done.

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