Saturday, Jul 30, 2016
One of America's Great Newspapers ~ Toledo, Ohio

Local

BGSU stuffed falcon reappears after disappearing from campus last week

BGSU-stuffed-falcon

Bowling Green State University's wayward falcon has returned home to the Life Sciences building.

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY Enlarge

BOWLING GREEN — Bowling Green State University officials are celebrating the return, over the weekend, of a stuffed peregrine falcon that disappeared from a locked glass display case in the Life Sciences building for several days.

The valuable piece of taxidermy was returned unharmed sometime Saturday morning, said BGSU spokesman Dave Kielmeyer. It was left in a hallway in the Life Sciences building and a faculty member found it.

"We're pleased that our Falcon has been returned undamaged and is back where it belongs. As promised, we will not be investigating the incident further or pursuing charges," said Mr. Kielmeyer.

University officials dubbed the disappearance the case of the "pilfered peregrine” when the bird mysteriously flew the coop between Nov. 8 and Nov. 13. It may be a part of the original collection of Edwin L. Moseley, a naturalist who was the first professor of science at what was then Bowling Green Normal College, now BGSU, said Mr. Kielmeyer.

The stuffed falcon is part of the university’s Ornithology Collection of more than 2,400 birds. About 1,100 specimens are on display on the third and fourth floors of the Life Sciences Building on the north side of campus.

Click to comment

Quis autem vel eum iure reprehenderit qui in ea voluptate velit esse quam nihil molestiae consequatur, vel illum qui dolorem?

Temporibus autem quibusdam et aut officiis debitis aut rerum necessitatibus saepe eveniet.

Copyright © 2015 Toledo Blade

To Top

Fetching stories…