December 09, 2004

Outrage as famous NY hawk evicted

Outrage as famous NY hawk evicted

photo of Pale Male's nest in NYC

So this red-tailed hawk that lives on the same building Mary Tyler Moore lives in had its nest whacked the other day. Guess he should've paid his rent on time. And as a former movie star (aren't they all on the Upper East Side?), he should've been good for the money, right?

But really, I think this sucks. Not like the hawk was pecking noses off babies or anything. Maybe too many snooty folks got bird poop on their expensive furs.

BBC quoted the building's lawyer: "Aaron Shmulewitz, also said Pale Male and his family had brought 'torn and bleeding animal carcasses' to the building's roof and pavement below." So what? Like these people have never eaten meat before? Never ordered steak tartare? I bet they don't even go hunting.

Of course, if this was just some ordinary bird, and not an "upper-caste" raptor, no one would care. What, there's a pigeon on my building? Hand me my air rifle, please... Woo hoo! Squab for dinner!

Posted by jameshom at December 9, 2004 12:48 PM | TrackBack
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