Fairfield police warn of hawk attacks

Fairfield police are warning people to watch their surroundings after hawks attacked at least two people. Police say a mail carrier and several others were attacked by red-shouldered hawks near Sturges

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2016, 4:07 AM

Updated 3,053 days ago

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Fairfield police are warning people to watch their surroundings after hawks attacked at least two people.
Police say a mail carrier and several others were attacked by red-shouldered hawks near Sturges Highway along the Westport town line.
Officials say they have had reports of hawk attacks on humans in that neighborhood in previous years.
"Springtime is the nesting period for all species of birds, so we see lots of territorial behaviors," says Peter Reid, of Wildlife In Crisis.
The state is still investigating whether to leave the hawks' nests alone for the time being or possibly move it out of the neighborhood and somewhere else.
 


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