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Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 04, 2008 12:35 am

From http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-fenway-hawkattack&prov=ap&type=lgns

BOSTON (AP)—A 13-year-old girl touring Fenway Park on a school trip was attacked by a resident red-tailed hawk that drew blood from her scalp Thursday.

She wasn’t seriously hurt, but some observers saw an omen for a certain New York Yankees slugger in the attack at the home of the Boston Red Sox. The girl’s name is Alexa Rodriguez.

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.
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Alexa Rodriguez? Whatever. A bit of creative writing gets put on Yahoo by accident?
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Postby Simulacrum » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:17 am

I thought this thread was going to be about you earning another icon. :-D
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Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:42 am

Simulacrum wrote:I thought this thread was going to be about you earning another icon. :-D


Thanks Brandon :-S
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Postby knapplc » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:00 am

This is apparently not a hoax. There's even a picture:

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If they have a picture it must be true.


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Postby JTWood » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:21 am

8-o :-S
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Postby knapplc » Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:27 am

OK, all funnin' aside - is this real or is this a hoax? Look at that picture I posted:

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What's up with the mowing pattern on the grass? Doesn't that seem a bit odd? And how did someone just happen to have that camera focusing on her at that time? Seems possible, but unlikely.

That could easily have been photoshopped, that's all I'm saying. This could very well turn into one of those "rest of the story" stories.
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Postby jlm53089 » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:02 am

If its a fake its lame.
If its real than thats just plain weird.
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Postby LiveForever » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:08 am

Its to weird to be a hoax.
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Postby thedude » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:04 am

It is true. Birds often nest in Fenway. Ted Williams and Tom Yawkey used to go shooting their together on off days.
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Re: Surely This Is A Joke Or A Hoax............

Postby AussieDodger » Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:17 am

thedude wrote:It is true. Birds often nest in Fenway. Ted Williams and Tom Yawkey used to go shooting their together on off days.


Oh yeah I remember hearing that. Didn't they use tommy guns or soemthings? :-S
It was a bird that distracted Bill Buckner too huh? :-D :-{
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