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"Then, there, way down below, on a branch... the hawk. The female I had freed from captivity. She was watching me. I could see her eyes follow me across the sky. [...] She wanted me to join her. I don't know how I knew that, but I did."
Tobias[src]

Price-Cut Polly was a female red-tailed hawk whom Tobias' hawk mind wished to mate with. Initially kept captive to be the mascot for Dealin' Dan Hawke's Used Cars, she was freed by Tobias and relocated to the mountains. However, she later had one of her wings destroyed by the Yeerks, who believed she was Tobias, which led to her eventual death.

Biography

"She wanted me to fly down to her. Some people think hawks mate for just a season. Some people think they mate for life, and I don't really know which is true. One thing I knew for sure: I wasn't ready to settle down with anyone. Especially not a hawk. And yet there was this feeling in me. Like... like I belonged with her."
Tobias[src]

Price-Cut Polly was a red-tailed hawk that was illegally kept as a captive by Dealin' Dan Hawke, who used her as a mascot for the Dealin' Dan Hawke's Used Cars dealership.[3] In 1997,[1] Tobias and Rachel attacked the dealership where Tobias freed Price-Cut Polly from her cage. She then flew away towards the mountains, where she established her own territory near a lake. Not too long after, she noticed Tobias in her territory and wanted him to fly to her and become her mate, although Tobias did not join her.

A few days later, a hungry Price-Cut Polly tried to hunt a baby raccoon, but gave up the hunt when the baby ran towards its mother. The next day, Price-Cut Polly was sitting on a tree when she noticed Tobias and once again wanted him to fly down to her. Shortly after, the lake was the stage for a battle with the Animorphs against the Yeerk Empire. Tobias managed to get into a face-off with the Yeerks and was instrumental in destroying the Truck ship. As it exploded, many of the birds and animals of the forest escaped; Price-Cut Polly took to the skies, where she was spotted by the Yeerks, who shot her with a Dracon beam since they her to be Tobias. The Dracon beam disintegrated her wing, causing her body to plummet to the ground, with Tobias remarking that she would never fly again. Tobias later told Rachel that another animal, most likely a raccoon or a wolf, would have found her and fed on her defenseless state.[3]

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 This transpires in #3: The Encounter, which is set less than a month after #1: The Invasion. The Andalite Chronicles is said to take place 10 years after the 1966 Yeerk exodus of The Hork-Bajir Chronicles and 21 years before Elfangor met the Animorphs. This places it in 1976, meaning the Animorphs met Elfangor in 1997.
  2. Killed by animals after Yeerk Dracon beams disintegrated one of her wings.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Encounter
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