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By Austin Janos,
The Arizona Game and Fish Department is reporting an increase in hawk attacks throughout Southern Arizona.
The department says since late May, it has received at least 4 cases of hawk attacks; all of which resulted in minor injuries.
AZGFD notes that most of the incidents have come from Tucson, Vail and Oro Valley.
As for a possible cause — the department explains that nesting hawks have a tendency to defensively swoop at passerby.
To keep yourself and others safe, the department advises those heading out on trails to:
AZGFD notes that hawks are protected by law, and can't be harmed.