Hawk Attacks Girl at Fenway

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  1. Dakotafan macrumors 6502

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    A certain New York Yankee slugger should beware: A 13-year-old taking a tour of Fenway Park yesterday was attacked by a red-tailed hawk that swooped down from its nest, drawing blood from the girl's scalp.

    Her name: Alexa Rodriguez.

    "She's fine, a little shaken but OK," said Vince Jennetta, a teacher who chaperoned Rodriguez's trip from Memorial Boulevard Middle School in Bristol, Conn.

    The eighth-grader was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and was treated for the small scratch on her scalp.

    The 3 1/2-pound hawk, which has been building nests at Fenway since 2002, has always been chased out before Opening Day so that she and her mate could find a new home, said Tom French, assistant director of the state Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

    This spring the raptor used a brown-knit cap and twigs from trees on Yawkee Way to build a nest on a green overhang near the press booth above home plate. She laid a brown-speckled egg last week, but it rolled off the nest, wasn't properly incubated, and was no longer viable, French said.

    Wildlife officials removed the egg and the nest yesterday after the hawk lashed out at Alexa.

    Could it be an omen for Yankee Alex Rodriguez, who once got a catcher's mitt shoved in his face during a scuffle with Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek at Fenway in 2004?

    "I deal in science, not mythology," French said, refusing to make any baseball predictions based on the feisty hawk. "Although you could say she has done a good job protecting her home plate."
     
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  3. Dakotafan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    baseball fan? irony?
     
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    You tried. I'll give you an A for effort.

    As for the hawk, it just goes to show you that the Sawx and those associated with them as so insecure, they find little 13yo girls to be oh so menacing and threatening.
     
  6. Dakotafan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    D for effort
     
  7. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    F for trolling.
     
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    I'd say that should be an "e" for effort, but that would be a cheep shot.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Too bad that hawk didn't go after Manny in the outfield. His hair looks like a nest.
     
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    Red Sox > All

    Good job Hawk, I train you well! ;)
     
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    the real question here is why was she pissing off a hawk?
     
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    You post that, and you bolded the name of the girl who was attacked by the hawk at Fenway.

    I'm guessing you're Alexa Rodriguez.
     
  13. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Maybe the hawk can catch Wakefield.:p
     
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