Resident Hawk Claws Fenway Park Visitor

Ominously named Alexa Rodriguez mostly unharmed
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2008 10:50 AM CDT
Snooker, the red-tailed hawk, after a successful hunt north of Duluth, Minnesota.   (KRT Photos)
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(Newser) – A red-tailed hawk swooped down and attacked a 13-year-old girl at Fenway Park yesterday, the Boston Globe reports. Though the hawk scratched her scalp and drew blood, the girl is okay. “She’s fine, a little shaken,” said her teacher. But what really drew attention to the unfortunate eighth-grader is her name: Alexa Rodriguez, only a letter away from the much-hated Yankee.

The hawk has attempted to make its home at Fenway since 2002, but it's been chased away before each season opener. After the attack, wildlife officials removed its nest and egg. “You could say she has done a good job protecting her home plate,” quipped the state’s assistant wildlife director.