My question doesn't come from any homework, or from a text, or any course work. I am just curious, but horrible with physics. I am a falconer. I trap hawks and falcons for my hobby, and yes, I have a license for it. We use a trap called a dho gazza, which is a small net suspended by two poles. A bait bird is placed behind the net, and the raptor flies into the net while attempting to get to the bait bird. (No harm is done to the bait bird, other than scaring the daylights out of it for a few seconds.) My question concerns the net, and the break strength when it is hit by an incoming bird. If the net is rated to a break strength of 20 pounds, and the falcon I am attempting to trap only weighs 10 ounces, how fast would that bird have to be traveling in order to break through the net instead of getting caught in it? If there are other variables that you need, I will try my best to provide them. Thank you very much for your help.