Stolen Wimbledon hawk returned to life of luxury
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He serves in a very important job:
Hawks have become a popular means of pigeon control – they don’t hurt them, but they do stop them from building nests in buildings. The birds were used at the Euro 2012 Championships and are often employed by residents of particularly well-heeled streets (Eaton Square, in Belgravia, for instance, is visited by a hawk once a week). And Wimbledon isn’t Rufus’s only patch – he also works at Westminster Abbey, where he was a constant presence in the run-up to last year’s royal wedding, as well as at various hospitals.