Hawks that disrupted mail delivery in Moose Jaw, Sask., fly the coop

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A family of hawks that had been terrorizing mail carriers in Moose Jaw, Sask., has flown the coop.

MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A family of hawks that had been terrorizing mail carriers in Moose Jaw, Sask., has flown the coop.

Door-to-door mail service on one neighbourhood was suspended several weeks ago after two adult hawks protecting their babies began making aggressive advance toward carriers.

But the babies have grown and flown, leaving their mom and pop with empty nest syndrome. That, says Canada Post spokeswoman Sandra Sobko, makes it safe for carriers to resume their appointed rounds.

She says the temporary suspension was necessary for the safety of Canada Post employees.

“It (didn’t) only happen three or four times. He was swooped on more than 20 times.”

Sobko says the carrier didn’t sustain any physical injuries, but with the weight of his mail bag, the distractions caused by the birds and the manoeuvring he was being forced to do, it was becoming a dangerous situation.

Just to be on the safe side, she says Canada Post, SaskPower and Saskatchewan Environment Resource Management will be removing the nest from the area next month.

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