NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Experts have been trying to determine why seemingly healthy Hawks have been found dead throughout New York City parks.
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Several hawks have died in the past couple of weeks alone, including a female which has nested in Riverside Park for years.
Mark Angelis often walks in Riverside Park and says he’s concerned.READ MORE: Several People Shot Outside Queens Laundromat, Police Investigating
“I love hawks,” he said. “They’re beautiful animals and if you look at their talons, they’re really exquisite.”
One theory is they may be eating rats which have been poisoned. Tests will be done to see if that’s the case.MORE NEWS: COVID In New York: Mask Mandates Not Being Re-Imposed Just Yet As Concern Grows Over Delta Variant
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