University at Buffalo peregrine falcon relocated

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March 14, 2013

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A peregrine falcon with a habit of swooping down on pedestrians has been relocated from the University at Buffalo.

The female falcon had been nesting in MacKay Tower on the Buffalo campus for the past few years.

She's been going after people working on roofs or walking on campus since 2010, but usually only in late spring and early summer when she's had newly hatched chicks. After two earlier-than-usual incidents this month - one of which left a UB employee with lacerations on his head - experts decided it would be best for all to capture and move the falcon to a rehabilitation center.

Department of Environmental Conservation manager Mark Kandel says the falcon's mate will likely find another female and remain in the tower.

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