Flyaway falcon evades capture after escape

Falcon missing from Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston.
Falcon missing from Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston.
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A missing bird of prey has evaded capture after escaping from a training session at a falconry centre.

Suka was last seen close to Rother Valley Country Park.

Falcon missing from Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston.

Falcon missing from Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston.

She flew off from a training session at the Tropical Butterfly House in North Anston on Monday.

A radio transmitter service has located the bird several times in Aston, Swallownest, Dinnington and Anston.

Zoo curator Andrew Reeve urged residents to report any sightings of the gyrfalcon, which is mostly white with grey markings and is the size of a crow.

She has not been trained to hunt.

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