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Researchers pluck peregrine falcon eggs from
dangerous perch on San Francisco's Bay Bridge

Updated: April 3, 2007, 11:11 AM ET
By Marcus Wohlsen | Associated Press — March 30, 2007

SAN FRANCISCO — A peregrine falcon shrieked as scientists snatched three eggs from his precarious perch beneath the Bay Bridge to save the chicks from a deadly fall or car collision when they hatch.

University of California, Santa Cruz, biologist Brian Latta on Friday removed the eggs from a narrow beam about 200 feet above San Francisco Bay.

"It's the most dangerous place in the world for them,'' said Latta.

Latta moved in after the female parent left the male ...

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