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Family in a flap over hawk attack

Kumbia's Alyssa and Cailtyn Reynolds almost lost one of their favourite pet roosters to a vicious hawk.
Kumbia's Alyssa and Cailtyn Reynolds almost lost one of their favourite pet roosters to a vicious hawk. Jordan Philp

A VICIOUS hawk attack has driven a Kumbia bird enthusiast to warn others.

It was a typical morning for the Reynolds family when they heard loud squawking outside.

Belinda Reynolds' husband discovered a large hawk that had invaded their chicken pen and was in the middle of attacking their chickens and rooster.

Fortunately, the birds survived the attack when Mr Reynolds scared away the hawk.

"It was in there really trying to grab them," Ms Reynolds said.

"They weren't injured, but they had a few feathers missing."

Her daughters, Caitlyn and Alyssa, were worried about the rooster, following the attack.

"They have had him since he was an egg, so they wanted to make sure he was all right."

But hawks attacking domesticated birds in the region wasn't an isolated incident.

"A friend of mine's blue quaker was killed by one recently," Ms Reynolds said.

"I know a lot of people are putting netting up around their bird cages."

South Burnett

Topics:  chicken, kumbia, pets


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