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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 30 Issue 7, July 1966
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Arrington discusses the history of falconry, one of the oldest sports which employs animals for sporting purposes. While falconry is still practiced in many places, its popularity has diminished. Few people have the time it takes to capture, tame, train, and hunt falcons. North Carolina games laws do not permit the taking of game birds or protected birds by means other than those listed in the hunting regulations. While falcons can be used within the state, they can be legally used only on unprotected species.
The brown water snake is harmless, but its bad temper, heavy body, and large flattened head make it appear dangerous. It is the largest of all the water snakes and has a maximum length of five feet. North Carolina's largest specimen measured fifty-seven inches in length. The brown water snake is very abundant along lakes and sluggish waterways of the Coastal Plain. It has a tendency to climb trees and bushes, often to a height of fifteen feet or more. The snake's food consists mostly of fishes.