That’s so Hawkish! Seahawks Mascot Leaves Handler to Hang With Fans

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The hawk has flown its nest (well, flown its handler that is)!

Taima the Hawk, the Seattle Seahawks live mascot, couldn’t settle down before Sunday’s game against the New York Giants. At Century Link Field, the bird, who usually flies around the field and then back to her handler, David Knutson, decided to take a different flight.

She flew away and landed on a fan’s head before propping herself on a woman’s shoulder.

Priest Holmes address the crowd during the drum blessing. (Courtesy Kansas City Chiefs)

USA Today Sports reported that Taima, a nine-year-old augur hawk, who leads the team out of the tunnel for every home game, eventually returned to its handler. She appeared to be unharmed.