'Special' Peregrine Falcon goes missing in Tennessee

'Special' Peregrine Falcon goes missing in Tennessee

June 22nd, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Peregrine Falcon

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

A Peregrine Falcon is missing from the American Eagle Foundation's "weathering yard" in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and officials are asking for help to locate it.

The falcon got loose around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release.

The falcon is named Scimitar and is reportedly a well-trained and gentle education bird.

The American Eagle Foundation is asking residents southwest of Sevier County to keep their eyes peeled for this medium-sized falcon, as it is believed that Scimitar is headed in that direction.

Scimitar has a grayish-black head, a dark blue-gray back, a small beak, and white and black bars across her chest and under her wings. Scimitar's most important distinguishing factor will be the leather falconry straps attached to her ankles.

If you believe you have sighted Scimitar, you can call 865-809-3282 or email eaglemail@eagles.org.