Under attack: Red-shouldered Hawk swooping in on San Antonio neighbors

Under attack: Red-shouldered Hawk swooping in on San Antonio neighbors

Under attack: Red-shouldered Hawk swooping in on San Antonio neighbors

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by James Munoz / KENS 5

wfaa.com

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 11:11 AM

SAN ANTONIO--  Predatory birds have moved into a northwest-side neighborhood in the 9300 block of Beowulf. The red-shouldered hawk is federally protected, but neighbors said the birds have got to go.

"It's about 12 inches tall," said Rick Pinette, who lives nearby. "I just want someone to do something."

Pinette showed us cuts to his head where the bird swooped down on him like prey. He said his fiancee and his future step-son were attacked too.

All wild birds that migrate through Texas are protected by state and federal law. Pinette has called numerous agencies, but no one can offer a solution.

The experts KENS 5 spoke with said the birds should move on in about a month. Neighbors said this is the third year the birds have visited the neighborhood, so they expect them to return next spring.

 

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