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My hawks keep pigeons out of Wimbledon matches. This is how my family business stops a problem plaguing the Grand Slam

3 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Donna Davis with Rufus at Wimbledon. Ben Solomon
Donna Davis' Harris's hawk Rufus is the official pigeon scarer of the Wimbledon tennis tournament.
Andy Murray, Rafael Nadal, and the Duchess of Cornwall are among Rufus' fans.
This is how Davis' business came to work keeping pigeons out of matches, as told to Claire Turrell.
This as-told-to essay is based on a conversation with Donna Davis, the 55-year-old director of Avian Environmental Consultants. It has been edited for length and clarity. In 1985, I set up Avian Environmental Consultants with my husband. We flew hawks and falcons at...
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