Reference to the Golden Eagle has brought additional interest to The Jhon Collector Mysteries. Mention of personal experience has resulted in, conservatively, a deluge of communications from people wanting to know more.
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Like all raptors, eagles kill their prey with their talons. Each eagle foot has four very sharp talons, three in the front facing back and one larger talon (the hallux) in the back facing forward. The crushing strength of each talon (provided by powerful leg muscles) is estimated to be at least 400 pounds per square inch (psi) per talon.