- Associated Press - Sunday, July 20, 2014

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) - When some hawks started diving on people and pets in Kearney recently, wildlife officials brought out the fireworks.

The Kearney Hub reports (http://bit.ly/1mu22A9 ) Nebraska Game and Parks officials hope the fireworks will persuade the Cooper’s hawks to relocate.

Wildlife biologist Nick Fryda says the hawks that are causing problems are younger birds who are learning to hunt and don’t fear people much.

Fryda says the fireworks scream and bang to teach the animals to be afraid of humans. But he says he’ll probably have to return and set off pyrotechnics several times before the hawks learn.

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Information from: Kearney Hub, http://www.kearneyhub.com/

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