Mama hawk attacks people at St. John's University in Queens to protect an injured baby hawk – QNS.com

Mama hawk attacks people at St. John’s University in Queens to protect an injured baby hawk

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St. John’s University in Jamaica has found itself dealing with an angry bird on campus.

According to the representatives of St. John’s University in Jamaica, the Department of Public Safety responded to two incidents within the past 24 hours as two individuals were struck in the head by an aggressive hawk.

On June 1, the hawk struck a person standing in front of the University Center, and today, on June 2, the bird swooped down and attacked another person who was walking near the oval parking lot.

Both individuals received lacerations to their heads and were treated for minor injuries and are currently “OK,” according to university officials.

Apparently, a smaller baby or injured hawk is currently stuck in the bushes near the back of St. John Hall. The aggressive hawk, presumably the mother, appears to be trying to protect the smaller or injured hawk.

St. John’s University is awaiting the arrival of the NYC Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to assist them with the hawk situation.

In the meantime, the university asked the staff and students to avoid the area.

“St. John’s University has had a history of hawks living on its Queens campus for years,” a St. John’s spokesperson told QNS. “This isolated incident appears to be related to the apparent injury to one of the hawks.”

This story was first reported by DNAinfo.

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