AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will begin a live online auction of one-of-a-kind jesses and lures handcrafted especially for the Auburn eagle’s gameday flight to support the center’s mission of rehabilitation, education and conservation.
Fans will be able to place bids at the auction site, www.getluredin.com, beginning Friday, Nov. 22, for jesses and the lure to be used on the eagle during the Nov. 30 pregame flight for the Auburn-Alabama game, set for a nationally televised audience on CBS. Fans can go to the website and bid from 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Following the close of that auction, jesses and lures from other 2013 home games will be auctioned on the same site.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn’s eagle will fly in support of breast cancer awareness when he makes his pregame flight in Jordan-Hare Stadium Saturday, Oct. 26, by wearing pink, one-of-a-kind leather jesses — the thin straps that help the handler control the eagle – and flying to a pink-highlighted lure.
When one of Auburn’s eagles, Nova or Spirit, flies before the Auburn-Florida Atlantic game, he will sport the handmade equipment that allows Southeastern Raptor Center specialists to securely handle the eagle. For the last three years, the equipment for each flight has been made by volunteers.
AUBURN – A pair of iconic eagles that have stood watch for more than 50 years at the main gate to Auburn University, at Toomer’s Corner, were placed back on their pedestals on Friday, April 13, after having been restored to their original stateliness with the assistance of the Auburn University Facilities Management staff and a local company which manages restoration projects.
With a missing beak on one and a damaged wing on the other, the weathered statues were removed from their brick pedestals in November. They have been repaired by The Lathan Company Inc., a Mobile-based firm specializing in the historic preservation of landmark structures and buildings
AUBURN – The Southeastern Raptor Center, part of Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, will release a bald eagle back into the wild around 9 a.m. (EDT) on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Dodge County public fishing area near Eastman, Ga. The public is invited to view the release.
In early June, local residents in Chester, Ga. discovered the bird huddled between two dumpsters. They notified Shannon Morrison, a licensed veterinary technician with Ocmulgee Veterinary Clinic in Eastman, who picked up the bird and transported it to the clinic. After consulting with a wildlife rehabilitator in Georgia, Morrison identified the bird as an immature bald eagle.
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will release a bald eagle back into the wild at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in Savannah, Ga. The public is invited to view the release at 1412 Walthour Drive where the eagle was found injured in February.
“The person who owns the property where the eagle was discovered had been observing this bird and its mate for a while,” said Liz Crandall of the Auburn raptor center. “The mate is apparently still hanging around the property, so that is why we chose to release the bird back in Savannah.”
AUBURN – Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center released a golden eagle back into the wild March 16 on Pigeon Mountain in northwest Georgia in collaboration with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
“Rehabilitation of injured birds reminds people of the important role we have in protecting our wild heritage,” said Liz Crandall of the AU raptor center. “By releasing this magnificent eagle, we are fulfilling our obligations to the bird and doing our part to help ensure that our natural heritage is protected for future generations to experience and to enjoy.”