RIP Congo and Pepper
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By EdgedFeather   |   
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Published: June 17, 2016
On Monday, the worst of the worst happened. We lost two of our birds, Congo our dark phase male Augur Buzzard, and Pepper, our Female Harris Hawk. It was incredibly sudden and unexpected. We almost lost our Lanner Falcon, Zanzibar, and my Red Tailed Hawk, Thief, as well. They all got hit with West Nile Virus. Congo and Pepper passed shortly after getting them to the vet. It was a terrible day. I can't believe that I will never be harassed by Congo again...

The other birds are doing well, and Thief and Zanzibar have almost made a full recovery already.

Congo

Congo 25 by EdgedFeather Congo 24 by EdgedFeather Congo 3 by EdgedFeather

Pepper

Pepper 8 by EdgedFeather Pepper 4 by EdgedFeather Pepper 6 by EdgedFeather
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Mythical-Legend's avatar
On the bright side Thief survived
EdgedFeather's avatar
EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
Yes, I am very grateful he pulled through
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WhiskerfaceRumpelHobbyist Traditional Artist
That's SAD.  
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EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
Yes it was
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So sorry to hear about your loss.
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EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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dottys-friendHobbyist Photographer
You're welcome!
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Ravens-Eye-StudioProfessional Traditional Artist
I am very sorry to hear this. They were beautiful and, I am sure, well cared for. It is good that you took so many photographs of them to be remembered by. 
EdgedFeather's avatar
EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much. I will definitely be keeping all the photos I took of them.
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misslucky21Professional Traditional Artist
So very sorry for your loss! Birds certainly worm their way into your heart and grab hold so strongly that when they leave it hurts for quite awhile. I still ache from the loss of my Sun Conure almost 10 years ago :( Its great to hear that the others are doing well though! A silver lining to the cloud cover this day.
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EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
Thank you, we are still trying to get things back in order from this loss. These were two of our best birds in our shows, so it will be extra hard to replace them. 
AndrewC001's avatar
AndrewC001Hobbyist General Artist
I am sorry you lost your birds. They are lovely and I am sure they have a wonderful owner and must have had a wonderful life. I am glad the others are doing well.
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EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much
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ScarabsCornerHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so so sorry my friend I know it hurts. I'm dealing with a loss too 
Im glad Thief and Zanzibar are doing better
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EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
Who did you lose? 

This was a big blow to us, especially with Congo. I am overjoyed the other two pulled through. You wouldn't know anything even happened to them now.
ScarabsCorner's avatar
ScarabsCornerHobbyist Traditional Artist
My dog.

Thank goodness. Lucky birds
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EdgedFeatherHobbyist Photographer
I'm so sorry to hear that :(
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ScarabsCornerHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :/ stupid epilepsy
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ViergachtProfessional General Artist
That is freaking horrible! It's happened a couple of times to me, losing a companion critter suddenly and unexpectedly and it is the worst hurt, I know . . . I feel for you :(
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Thank you
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Kimi-ParksHobbyist General Artist
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
I'm so sorry to hear that. My thoughts are with you.
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Thank you very much
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Kimi-ParksHobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. Hope you are feeling better.
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I'm sorry to hear that. Best of wishes.
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