Hawk Attacks Golfers

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Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 4:17pm

Bird leaves gashes on one man's scalp.

Stan Canterbury still has the healing gash on his head, four days after he was attacked by a male Red Shouldered Hawk at Sarasota, Florida's Bent Tree Country Club.

Homeowner association president Fran Palmieri says the bird has been aggressive toward people for a while now.

Palmieri called Justin Matthews of Matthews Rescue Wildlife to address the problem.

One of the reasons the hawk so aggressive is because there are two chicks in the nest.

There isn't much they can do.

Birds of prey are federally protected, and it's a crime to harass them.

Matthews is putting up signs warning of their birds' presence, and local residents will be urged to stay at a safe distance.
 

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