Reader Karen E. Karlsson warns of hawk attacks on North Myrtle. She writes:
Just an item of interest regarding the interaction of humans and wildlife. I live in the 300 block of North Myrtle and there is a hawk family living high up in a Chinese Elm tree on the east side in the middle of the block. There are 3 young hawks in this nest and the parents are doing everything in their power to keep all of us away. Their talons are vicious and dangerous. Several of us have been "attacked" and one neighbor is being checked out by the paramedics right now as she has a few hits on her head and face. Everybody out there who walks our street must be very aware of this situation. It is no laughing matter. Some of us carry umbrellas when we walk - actually a hard hat would be good too - but that's a bit much. So - heads up everyone!!
- Brad Haugaard