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Pigeon Causes Brief Ruckus At Wimbledon

A pigeon briefly disrupted a Wimbledon qualifying match Tuesday between Amandine Hesse and Miyu Kato. Hesse swatted at the invader with her racket and a ball boy chased after it, trying to scare it off the court. Unperturbed, the pigeon alighted briefly on the net, before heading to a tree next to the court.

Rufus, the hawk that patrols the Wimbledon skies and scares off pigeons and other winged annoyances, was not yet on duty.

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