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15_ounce
07-01-2012, 01:40 AM
Anybody know who the culprit is?

I know Ivo wouldn't do such thing :-)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/01/rufus-hawk-stolen-wimbledon

tata
07-01-2012, 02:56 AM
now the pigeons are going to poop everywhere

Hi I'm Ray
07-01-2012, 03:10 AM
That's messed up!

Sim
07-01-2012, 06:03 AM
I didn't even know they had a hawk to patrol the skies lol

Wuppy
07-01-2012, 06:05 PM
another weird british tradition

The Bawss
07-01-2012, 06:18 PM
He's back.

http://news.sky.com/story/954901/stolen-wimbledon-hawk-rufus-returned

darrinbaker00
07-01-2012, 06:45 PM
How much ransom do you guys think Rafa asked for? ;)

bhallic24
07-01-2012, 07:01 PM
and all this time i blames the shrieking on sharapova. silly me.

JustBob
07-01-2012, 07:10 PM
Rufus has become a well-known fixture at the south-west London club, with visitors often stopping to ask for photos with the hawk.

He even has his own Twitter account, but has not tweeted since his disappearance. His last tweet was before Rafael Nadal's shock exit from the tournament.

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/07/01/12506669-wimbledon-mystery-as-police-hunt-missing-tennis-hawk-rufus?lite

Interpol need to be notified and Nadal needs to be arrested and interrogated immediately.

15_ounce
07-02-2012, 05:43 AM
another weird british tradition

In Dubai there is a hawk who is working to clean up the skyscrapers from pigeons.

Wuppy
07-02-2012, 10:55 AM
This one just flies around a few times in the morning and evening.

TigerTim
07-02-2012, 11:35 AM
what is wrong with a bit of tradition? Rufus is cool! Watch it or he'll claw your eyes out!

PrinceMoron
07-02-2012, 11:44 AM
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=430349

Odds and ends really.

Gorecki
07-02-2012, 11:46 AM
maybe he just left and is now fishing with rafa in Mallorca?

http://cdnimg.visualizeus.com/thumbs/3d/f4/animals,eating,fish,hawk,hunting,violence-3df4bcadbf6ff3289a6356d75b554a4c_m.jpg

kelawai
07-02-2012, 11:46 AM
He is making a deal to remove all Hawkeyes. He is tired of chasing the pigeons and Hawkeyes do nothing and watch the lines.

Ronaldo
07-02-2012, 11:48 AM
Maybe Foghorn Leghorn is a suspect.

ruerooo
07-02-2012, 11:59 AM
I didn't even know they had a hawk to patrol the skies lol

One of the comms said he even had a hawk "mate" stand in for him when Rufus was missing.

He's supposed to be back now, though. Taking a little rest after his abduction, but I think he will be back to work patrolling in the quarters.

mikeler
07-02-2012, 12:04 PM
maybe he just left and is now fishing with rafa in Mallorca?

http://cdnimg.visualizeus.com/thumbs/3d/f4/animals,eating,fish,hawk,hunting,violence-3df4bcadbf6ff3289a6356d75b554a4c_m.jpg


That is an osprey silly!

Gorecki
07-02-2012, 12:12 PM
^that was a joke silly


(it was the first google result for hawk)...

mikeler
07-02-2012, 12:28 PM
^that was a joke silly


(it was the first google result for hawk)...


I know silly. Do you want e-mail Google about their mistake or should I? :)

Rabbit
07-02-2012, 12:29 PM
Maybe Foghorn Leghorn is a suspect.

I say...I say...I say, boy!


I'm glad he's back. I think it's a great idea to have a hawk running air traffic control over Wimbledon.

Gorecki
07-02-2012, 12:53 PM
I know silly. Do you want e-mail Google about their mistake or should I? :)

between me and you, i'll let the best ornitologist in charge of the matter! let me know how it went!

:)