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Local falconers featured on "Mythbusters"

A “Mythbusters” episode featuring Jim Tigan and Kate Marden of the West Coast Falconry Academy in Browns Valley will air tonight on the Discovery Channel at 9 p.m.

In the show, titled “Red Light Myth,” hosts Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman ask the falconers to fly their birds past a speed radar to test the urban myth that falcons fly too fast to be detected.

The Mythbusters crew were so impressed with the falcons during filming, Tigan said, that Tigan and Marden were asked to appear on another segment of the popular television show, which will air later this year.

For more information about the Falconry Academy, go to http://www.westcoastfalconry.com

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