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Nesting birds attack people in FL parking lot

April 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Some Florida residents experienced a real-life version of Alfred Hitchcock's 60s' movie, "The Birds."

A flock of Slender-billed Grackles are attacking people who walk through a parking lot in Hallandale Beach, Fla.

Apparently, the birds are trying to protect their chicks on a nearby ledge. Workers said the animals claimed the space about four years ago.

There is not much they can do about it, because the animals are a protected species.