A red-tailed hawk angrily fluffs its head feathers, opens its beak and spreads its wings menacingly Monday afternoon as Brenda Weber approaches. Weber grabs a fishing line attached to leather straps wrapped around the bird’s ankles. The hawk briefly dangles upside down before Weber clutches its legs and wings and holds the bird close to her chest. She crouches and throws the hawk into the air. The bird flies a short distance attached to a deep-sea fishing reel so it can’t escape while exercising in Melrose. The male hawk was hit by a car and has nearly recovered from injuries, …
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