Philly.com reported that 68-year old Robert Losasso of Somers
Point, NJ is being charged by federal officials with fatally
shooting, or attempting to kill Cooper’s hawks, red-shoulder hawks,
red-tailed hawks, and sharp-shinned hawks. Neighbors within a
four-block radius of Losasso claim they have seen more than 40 dead
or injured birds in their areas from as far back as August 2010.
Authorities recorded Losasso on camera opening a rear sliding
door of his home and sticking out the barrel of a gun and aiming it
upward outside, according to an Associated Press report in The Item.
Losasso was also recorded sprinkling birdseed in his backyard, but
he was never filmed firing a gun, according to the complaint.
The complaint said that ballistic tests matched the bullets that
killed four hawks to Losasso's guns, NBC New York reported.
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