A Florida sheriff’s deputy was the target of a hawk that was coming in fast and clipped the deputy on top of his head.
Martin County Sheriff’s Corporal Andrew Porcelli wasn’t sure what bounced off the side of his head while doing security checks on Monday afternoon.
The Martin County Sheriff’s Office says all he knew is that the impact nearly knocked him off his feet.
“Fortunately, security footage captured the feisty feather fighter going in for the dive with a precision t-bone hit to the target,” said MCSO.
With no warning to dodge the incoming thump, Corporal Porcelli sustained a signature hawk scratch to the head. Not to worry though, he will be fine, said MCSO.
As for the hawk, she was likely in nest protective mode, according to the Sheriff’s office.
“So, it’s a good time to remind everyone to remain alert, so you too don’t have to wonder what the “hawk” just happened,” said Martin County Sheriff’s Office.