Interview with a Falconer: If I'm not careful, then the ear is missing

Mr Janssen, you are a banker, a professional hunter and has been for 36 years, a Falconer at the wildlife Park Gangelt. Do you have a favorite bird? Ursula K

Interview with a Falconer: If I'm not careful, then the ear is missing

Mr Janssen, you are a banker, a professional hunter and has been for 36 years, a Falconer at the wildlife Park Gangelt. Do you have a favorite bird?

Ursula Kals

editor in the business, responsible for "youth writes".

F. A. Z.

no. I have 20 birds, eagles, kites, Buzzards, owls. There is Cleo, an African fish eagles, gets loud, and the "voice is called in Africa". The visitors then. Also eagle owls, such as our Charlie do what.

Whether it's a small Kestrel or a majestic eagle, in Conjunction with them, the animals seem clingy.

This is deceptive. These are tough guys. If I'm not careful, then the ear is missing me. I put the bird of Prey on the fist with the leather glove, feed him, go for a walk with him and to other people. Especially in the begging of the flight period when they grow from nestlings to Ästlingen approach. This Phase we call "ablation".

After the Corona-Lockdown in the Region, the Park is again open to visitors. What have you done in the meantime?

I was seven days a week here, as always. The work remains the same, to us, only no one's watching it. The animals are accustomed to regular feeding and flight times. We have retained, of course, maybe with a small time delay.

you can so rounds without an audience turn?

So it is. We need to practice, because the animals are not tame. In the dog, you can press 50 Times the back part down and "sit!" they will say. At some point, he has internalized. A bird of Prey cannot be trained.

For the laity of the different. If your flight shows the bird rotates his rounds through the air and returns to your leather glove?

If he returns, which decides the bird. Sometimes one sits in the tree, the jacket does not fit a stroller. I never know what will happen. Only when the appropriate Wind, enjoy flying, then you don't have to beat the wings and energy to give away. Movement means wasted energy, which the animals make as much as possible.

How many of your animals are returned?

I've lost over the years of 40 birds. Therefore, the bands around the feet made of leather, that is rotting after half a year, and falls and the Welfare of the animals required.

spend most of The time their animals tied up to poles in front of simple Wooden crates. The looks of getting used to.

In nature, birds are sitting gripping the largest part of the time on tree Branches or under rocks. The worst here are our Mamas with children who say: Oh, the arms are connected.

Now your birds are anything other than vegan. What attract you?

For example, thawed Chicks, live feeding is banned in animal parks. Sometimes a bird hits during a demonstration, in a Meadow a rabbit. Since the screaming is great, and I have to explain to people for two hours, which is normal.

Have increased such behaviors in the past few years?

Nope. You have to say explicitly, most of the visitors are interested in, and take that into consideration. It is the exceptions that leave their children with a Ball in the falconry play and do not understand that are.

What is unclear, visitors do still?

in order to fill our food bags made of paper in plastic bags, then fly over the fences. It's also annoying the wipes, since Corona still more are in use. Thus, the Drool is wiped off at the petting zoo, then the towels go flying. Or we need to get the chip bags from the deer Park.

Here, of all places, signs warn, in three languages, to feed the animals with bread, let alone Snacks.

some time Ago, it has caught a fallow deer that had been by the case, getting thinner and thinner. He probably has eaten something wrong. Since only the Hegeschuss helped to redeem him. When visitors see something like this, you do not understand.

This means you need to share a lot of Knowledge about wildlife and the forest?

Without it is not. During the air show I go with the bird and also between the people. This is my awesome sentence: "If you have any questions, then ask." Then is silence, but the children are whispering and then loud. When people talk with us, there would be half as much misunderstandings.

Updated Date: 18 July 2020, 03:19

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