Wimbledon’s pigeon-scaring hawk stolen


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This file photo shows the type of Hawk used at Wimbledon

Rufus the Harris hawk which patrols the skies above Wimbledon to deter pigeons has been stolen, police have said.

The bird was taken, along with his cage, from a car parked in a private drive in Wimbledon with the rear window open for ventilation.

Rufus, a four-and-a-half-year-old hawk, is environmentally friendly because he scares off pigeons, which can distract players, purely by his presence.

His distressed owners are appealing for help in getting the bird of prey back so he can resume his role of turning the world's most prestigious tennis tournament into a pigeon-free zone.

Text: Reuters

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