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This red-tailed hawk allowed construction worker Jim Johnson to get unusually close to his perch on a Rollag house. Photo courtesy of Jim Johnson

Unusual encounter: Man gets close to hawk near Rollag

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A West Fargo man working on the roof of a home under construction near here Wednesday documented in photos his close encounter with a hawk.

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Jim Johnson said the large bird first tried to land on the hand railing of the forklift he was operating and then flew up to the roof of the timber-frame house.

After Johnson moved to the roof, the bird came closer to him and another worker until it was less than 3 feet away.

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