More than likely, the Air Force Academy's mascot, a gyrfalcon, found the weather in Shreveport less too its liking, considering they are native to the Arctic! A point no doubt not lost on the Czar, whose knowledge of falconry is second solely to his understanding of the proper process of peasant impaling.  Not coincidentally, falconry is his second favorite, as well.

And in case you wonder what a gyrfalcon looks like, they resemble this pretty bird, who I saw at a Rhode Island Audubon Society event September of 2009.  This bird is a gyrfalcon mix, and has been trained for falconry.  Much like the Air Force mascot, who was found. Smart bird, to fly the coup like that.