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Arizona Game and Fish warn of hawk attacks

AGFD advises the public to avoid trees with nests and carry an open umbrella to protect themselves.

TUCSON, Arizona — A series of hawk attacks in Southern Arizona has prompted a warning from the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

AZGFD said since late May; the department has seen four attacks with minor injuries in the Tucson, Oro Valley and Vail areas.

Officials said the hawks are swooping people passing too close to their nests. Experts said hawks are highly protective of their eggs and young during nesting season.

Officials warn people loud noises and approaching too close can cause adult hawks to abandon their young.

AZGFD advises the public to avoid trees with nests and carry an open umbrella to protect themselves.

Officials said Hawks are protected by law and can’t be harmed.

Four hawk attacks with minor injuries since late May in Tucson, Oro Valley & Vail. Nesting hawks defensively swoop...

Posted by Arizona Game and Fish Department Tucson on Tuesday, June 6, 2023

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