Summit officials have placed signs around the village warning residents of aggressive hawks after neighbors reported hawks dive-bombing and attacking them, WGN News reported on Saturday.
The birds are swooping down on passers-by. Neighbors say the birds of prey are protecting their nests, so they’re giving the hawks a wide berth.
A neighbor told WGN Ch. 9 reporter Tom Negovan that a hawk swooped down on her head Saturday night and took off with her readings glasses.
Another man said that a hawk approached him from behind and grabbed a beak full of the man's hair.
Residents report there have been quite a few attacks near Harlem and Archer, not too far away from Midway Airport, WGN News said.
The hawks are federally-protected so there isn’t much the village can do to stop the attacks, except wait for nesting season to be over and perhaps wear a pith helmet.