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A merlin sits on a fencepost north of Fargo. This bird-eating falcon is one of a number of raptors which have taken to urban living over the past couple of decades. Keith Corliss / West Fargo Pioneer

Flight Lines: Are your pets at risk with peregrins?

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If one is to believe the premise of a recent letter-to-the-editor in the Forum, there is a direct threat to the lives of pets everywhere in the metro area and it's coming from the sky. Even more alarming, your babies are at risk. Or so the letter claimed.

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The author was attempting to paint the Fargo-nesting peregrine falcons as "vicious predators" of all you hold dear. Only problem is, it's mistaken, unless you are a small bird outside of town.

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