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Luther Lakes and his pet hawk, 1959

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Luther Lakes showed off with his pet Broad-winged Hawk, which he used to keep down the pest population on his farm in Estill County in September 1959. Lakes got the bird to keep down the starling and sparrow population as well as the rats and mice. The bird had most recently cleared out a nest of rats under a stack of lumber. The hawk was free to come and go at will but when not hunting preferred to perch on the ridge pole of the barn. Published in the Lexington Leader September 3, 1959. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

Luther Lakes showed off his pet broad-winged hawk, which he used to keep down the pest population on his farm in Estill County in September 1959. Lakes got the bird to keep down the starling and sparrow population as well as the rats and mice. The bird had most recently cleared out a nest of rats under a stack of lumber. The hawk was free to come and go at will but when not hunting, it preferred to perch on the ridgepole of the barn. Published in the Lexington Leader on Sept. 3, 1959. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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