The SF Giants' fans frequently get attacked by seagulls and pigeons at the games. Here's their creative solution
The seagulls and pigeons of San Francisco become quite a nuisance around the 9th inning at a Giants game. These birds might as well have come straight out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie as they dive-bomb for leftover garlic fries. They also shamelessly drop their waste on unsuspecting fans.
Well, the Giants came up with a solution to the problem in the form of a red-tailed hawk by the name of Bruce Lee. "It's a warrior," Giants operations director Jorge Costa told The Bay Citizen. "You don't mess with it."
Since Lee took perch high along the third-base side of the Park, employees have witnessed him devouring pigeons and intimidating the gulls. "Whenever it's even remotely in the area, there is no bird activity of any kind here," Costa said.
After the opening of the waterfront ballpark in 2000, it soon became evident that the gulls will be a chronic problem. The Giants explored the possibility of hiring a falconer to deal with the problem, but soon realized that it would not be a cost-effective solution.
The team built a box for Bruce Lee to nest in on one of it's favorite light towers along the third base line. Hopefully it will make itself at home on a permanent basis.