LAWRENCE, Kan. - A family of red-tailed hawks has taken up residence on the University of Kansas campus.
And the Lawrence Journal-World (http://bit.ly/NWheu3) reported that their presence is thrilling students. For the past three years, the hawk family has occupied a nest on a light pole at the northwest corner of Memorial Stadium. They dine on a campus pest - squirrels.
The hawk family consists of a breeding pair and two or three juveniles. The collection manager of birds for the KU Biodiversity Institute, Mark Robbins, says they can go through three or four squirrels or other rodents a week.
Associate athletic director Brad Nachtigal says the hawks are welcome to stay as long as they like.