New Star at Wimbledon Terrorizes the Court

Rufus the Hawk steals the show on a secret mission to keep premier tennis venue pigeon-free.
1:41 | 07/02/14

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Finally the eye in the sky at wimbledon. Soaring in and taking aim. It's not the players he's after but something else. They attached a gps to the hawk to track his every move. ABC's lama Hasan frightened by the hawk but she's still there. Reporter: High above wimbledon's storied courts, he patrols the sky. My name is Rufus. Reporter: Rufus, a 16-year-old woodland hawk, so well known here he's the star of his own beer commercial. I wake up at 5:00 A.M. Every day to patrol the grounds. Reporter: The problem? Pigeons interrupting the play. That's where Rufus comes in. His incredible talons coming towards them. They are not going to hang around to see if he will have them for dinner. I weigh one pound, six ounces, the perfect flying weight. Reporter: His weight monitored down to the exact ounce. Too heavy, he won't want to hunt. Too hungry he might eat the pigeons. That's not what they want. Instead he's simply the official bird "Scarer." Up close, he is intimidating. His talons, sharp as knives. His vision is so precise, if he spotted a newspaper across the field -- He would be able to read that headline if he could read. Reporter: The perfect weapon -- and a guardian of those games below. Lama Hasan, ABC's, wimbledon. She was not go near Rufus.

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