Evie the Eagle is no ordinary bird. She has perfected the art of throw and catch and if you don't mind the occasional injury caused by her talons - she could be the falconer's answer to Lassie.
Evie, who is a white tailed fish eagle, has a huge wing span of 8 foot and talons as big as a man's hand.
These statistics alone would be enough to put off most people from getting involved in a game of fetch with the bird of prey, but not her owner falconer George Hedges.
He discovered Evie's unusual talent when she retrieved a tennis ball from a pond without prompting.
Evie's party piece includes swooping to catch tennis balls at great height.
However, sometimes Evie can get a little carried away leaving George needing hospital treatment for minor injuries caused by her razor sharp talons - a warning for any would be eagle owners - perhaps you'd be safer with a dog!
Video: Talon-ted Evie the Eagle plays fetch with a tennis ball - mirror.co.uk