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Wimbledon Raptors - And Pigeons
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07/06/2012
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Rufus the Hawk keeps Wimbledon fee of pigeons!

 

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2:00 minutes (1.65 MB)
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Wimbledon is legendary: the verdant green of the courts, the throngs of fans in sun hats, sightings of royalty ... and lots of pigeons. Since the tennis tournament at the All England Club began in 1877, pigeons nested in the stands and generally made a mess of things. Today, though, very few pigeons attend Wimbledon. Fans can thank falconer Wayne Davis and his Harris’s Hawk, Rufus. Davis flies Rufus over the Wimbledon grounds a few times a week throughout the year -- a truly scary sight for any other feathered visitors.


 
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