Hawk swoops from Fenway Park railing, attacks girl on school tour

@icyorchid (2566)
United States
April 4, 2008 4:23pm CST
Once again, an A-Rod got an unfriendly welcome from the home of Red Sox Nation. This time, it was 13-year-old Alexa Rodriguez and not the Yankees All-Star third baseman Alex Rodriguez. She was touring Fenway Park on a school trip Thursday and was attacked by a resident red-tailed hawk that drew blood from her scalp. Rodriguez wasn’t seriously hurt. Vince Jennetta, a teacher who chaperoned her class trip from Memorial Boulevard Middle School in Bristol, Conn., told The Boston Globe that Alexa is “a little shaken, but OK.” The hawk was perched on a railing in the upper deck behind home plate while the group toured the stadium. The hawk flew at the girl and swooped with its talons extended, scratching her scalp. A single egg lay in the hawk’s nearby nest in an overhang near the stadium’s press booth. The nest and egg were removed at the direction of state wildlife officials. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-fenway-hawkattack&prov=ap&type=lgns
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@Rosekitty (19499)
• San Marcos, Texas
4 Apr 08
I've heard about weird things happening to young girls and it could be a manor of strong perfume,having their moontime, or a color they are wearing. poor thing i hope she doesn't get scared of birds now
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@icyorchid (2566)
• United States
4 Apr 08
Yes I don't like birds too much. lol I saw that movie the birds and it made me afraid of them, now I am ok with birds, just don't like them flying by me.
@wickedangel (1639)
• Dominican Republic
5 Apr 08
Ouch! Poor girl... I'm glad they took the nest away, hopefully the bird still recognises it as hers in the new location! Not really what you expect when you visit a baseball park. Shows how careful nature is and at how good the bird is at looking after its own. Good thing too!
• United States
5 Apr 08
that would suck but iit was only protecting the egg Im sure
@dnbuster (442)
• United States
5 Apr 08
wow what a thing to happen
@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
5 Apr 08
I wonder if the hawk was afraid for her egg.. Might have been the reason.. I am so glad the child wasn't hurt although I am sure she was really shaken up, I would have been..