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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman faces charges after authorities say she beat a hunter’s falcon to death with a beaded scarf after seeing the bird of prey take down a duck. Patti MacDonald, 60, of Hauser, was charged with a misdemeanor count of beating or harassing an animal, the Coeur d’Alene Press reported. Authorities say MacDonald fractured the skull of the 8-year-old falcon named Hornet on Jan. 7. The duck also died and was being stored as evidence, Idaho Fish and Game said. Hornet’s owner, Scott Dinger, said MacDonald should be charged with killing a protected species. He said he was about 500 yards away when Hornet made a successful attack and landed with the duck. He said he was approaching the spot then he saw a red Jeep Wrangler pull up to the side of the road, and Hornet flew away but appeared injured.
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