Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Couple of Calgary Businesses Taking Protective Action against Nasty Hawks

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Couple of Calgary Businesses Taking Protective Action against Nasty Hawks

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Calgary businesses dealing with nasty hawks

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CALGARY - Ducking the hawks has become a daily ritual of self-preservation in one Calgary business area.

The birds of prey, who have nested in a nearby tree, are highly territorial and have taken some swipes at passersby.

It's perfectly natural behaviour for the hawks, but it doesn't make things feel any better for the victims who've needed to get stitches because of the birds' razor-sharp talons.

Officials with Alberta Fish and Wildlife say the hawks are protected in the province and there is nothing that can be done to remove them.

Tom Grande, who works at one of the businesses in the area, tells CTV Calgary he's never seen hawks roost in the trees like this in the three or four years he's been there.

Grande says he's seen three hawks and the birds often come down on targets from different angles, so people always need to be cautious. …

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