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Saturday, July 13, 2019

His name is Rufus the Hawk, and he plays a crucial role at the world's oldest tennis tournament. Every day, in the early morning, well before the matches begin, Rufus soars the skies over the All England Club, on the prowl for pigeons. ... From dawn to dusk, he soars, on the prowl for pigeons. He doesn't kill them. He toys with them, barreling from above, twisting, turning, squawking and nipping at their wings, announcing to all that the skies over Wimbledon belong to him. "The pigeons learned he was in charge," Davis said. "Other than a few stragglers, they stopped coming around like they did before. He scares them away."

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k-kaw! k-kaw!

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 06:03 AM | Reply

It's a living.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-14 05:10 PM | Reply

Pigeons must taste foul.

#3 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-07-14 05:13 PM | Reply

Pigeon... also known as Air-Rat.

#4 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 05:20 PM | Reply

Pigeon... also known as Air-Rat..........#4 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

Huh...I didn't know pigeons were Shriners

#5 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-07-14 08:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

k-kaw! k-kaw! ....... #1 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

that's a crow's call doofus

hawks Screeeeeeeee

#6 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-07-14 09:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

that's a crow's call

Indeed, birdbrain.

The crow is having a panic attack after seeing the hawk.

#7 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-14 11:53 PM | Reply

How do you like your first time out of the Nooner, Poet?

#8 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-15 12:20 AM | Reply

#8 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

like i've told you on the nooner...

I've beat you and I've flayed you
and by the living god who made you
I'm a better man than you, Gunga Din

*apology to Mr. Kipling

#9 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-07-15 01:18 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

No you did not "told me on the nooner". But then someone who took a whipping from both sides would like wouldn't he? LOL

And what happened? Run out of open a have we? You are stealing from Kipling now?

#10 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-15 02:35 AM | Reply

Run out of open a have we? = Run out of poems have we?

LOL... autocorrect went wild....

#11 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2019-07-15 02:37 AM | Reply

What a beautiful animal. And an excellent use of deterrent over just outright murdering pigeons.

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-07-15 03:35 AM | Reply

Good thing too, that final was amazing. Not as good as the 2008 final but definitely a solid #2. It's just a shame the hawk didn't come mess up Djokovic during his serves...

#13 | Posted by humtake at 2019-07-15 11:48 AM | Reply

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