Hawk Terror Continues to Grip UM

The threat of terror birds on University of Miami's Coral Gables campus is real. So real that it is front-page news for the student newspaper, the Miami Hurricane.

As you can see from the cover, this situation is so intense that even the caution is "extreme." 

The red-shouldered hawks that nest once a year behind a campus dining hall reportedly left facial lacerations on three students' faces this year, and as we previously noted, they aren't taking chances this year. They've got umbrella caddies, ya'll.

The full-on coverage over at the Hurricane includes, video, an editorial, an actual picture of a student being escorted by umbrella, and survivor stories:

"During the early afternoon, I remember getting out of my car and

walking about 25 feet before I felt something hard hit my head," said

Pete Fogarty, a senior majoring in marketing, who was attacked by a

hawk two years ago. "When I turned around, I saw the hawk flapping

backward, but I didn't realize that was what hit me."

Fogarty continued to walk to class. But it wasn't until someone next

to him told him he was bleeding from his forehead that he realized he'd

been attacked.


These hawks are just trying to protect their babies, but what terrifying little creatures.


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