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Hawk Attacks Puppet-Needs Glasses

September 23 | Hmmm...No Comments Yet

I love the theaterI think the world is coming to an end. No really, I do. That’s the only way I can explain the following story about a hawk attacking a bird. Not just any bird, but a puppet shaped bird.

I thought hawks had great eyesight. Apparently not, or maybe this bird just has a fetish for birds with human hands stuck in them . Anyway, here’s the story.

ATLANTA — A red-tailed hawk, apparently confused by a puppet shaped like a bird, swooped into a Midtown Atlanta parking lot Friday sending two workers ducking for cover.

Jeff Domke and Alan Louis, employees at the Center for Puppetry Arts, were in the facility’s parking lot at 1404 Spring Street taking pictures of a puppet designed to look like a brown thrasher, the state bird of Georgia.

The brown thrasher puppet must be pretty realistic because the hawk, a respected hunter, tried to turn the puppet into breakfast.

Looks to me like the red tailed hawk had ordered himself a brown thrasher to go.  Number 82, your order is ready for pickup.

The hawk, which can reach speeds up to 120 mph in a dive, made contact with Domke on the hand and head before realizing its target wasn’t a real bird.

No human, hawk or puppet was injured.

Physically injured. The hawk’s ego may never recover.

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