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An aside to the story...threw a towel over him (he was trying to fly through a closed window). Not being a huge bird I picked him up bare-handed. That's a no-no! Those talons pierced into my finger. I saw why once a creature is snagged by one of these there is no shaking free - those claws sink in like a fish hook - go in and curve upwards. Had to put towel over his eyes and pull each claw out individually. You could have heard me scream a block away when he did this!
Ouch! That gotta hurt. These are vicious creatures they tear up the other birds like pillows. You are lucky that hand is still in one piece.