Dive-bombing hawks killed by Minn. DNR

Categories: Animals
Photo by (Bill and Mavis) - B&M Photography
Burnsville residents can safely leave their homes and stop looking toward the sky after the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources took out two hawks caught terrorizing one neighborhood.

The hawks were dive-bombing residents who came too close to their home where two fledglings were ready to leave the nest. The hawks attacked dozens of people for a couple weeks and actually struck four people. Two people received scalp wounds that bled, the DNR said.

The DNR tried to trap the evildoers in hopes of relocating them to terrorize residents somewhere else, but the effort failed. The birds began dive-bombing officials too, so they shot the hawks Wednesday.

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