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Hawk leaves Raleigh restaurant

Posted June 24, 2010

— A red-tail hawk that took up residency near North Carolina State University on Wednesday is gone.

Residents and business owners along Oberlin Road said the hawk was gone when they arrived at work Thursday morning.

The bird started coming around a year ago, but created a stir when he showed up Wednesday outside of the Players’ Retreat restaurant.

“A couple of guys saw him when he came in and landed. It looked like he had been injured somehow. No one has ever reported anything like that before. I don't know what would have happened to him,” Richard “Gus" Gusler, owner of the Players' Retreat, said.

Gusler said one of his patrons called the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences about the hawk.

The red-tail is considered one of the most common and one of the largest hawks in North America.


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  • Jeremiah Jun 25, 2010

    What? This is a story about a bird that was seen near players' retreat yesterday and wasn't seen there this morning? What an interesting story.

  • dbcooper41 Jun 25, 2010

    he was probably feeding on the rats in the alley next to the PR.

  • hollylama Jun 25, 2010

    Maybe it was looking for some Grey Goose

  • noreplytome2 Jun 25, 2010

    Ever thought it went out to eat? Birds do have wings, ya know...