Meet ‘Bitchy the Hawk,’ Toronto FC Mascot Who Scares off Seagulls

BMO Field is well taken care of. 

Toronto FC's official website introduces the world to a hawk that fans of the club are already familiar with. 

Enter parabuteo unicinctus, or as she is more commonly known—Bitchy the Harris Hawk. This bird of prey has a 1.2 metre wingspan and strikes fear in the eyes of seagulls (as well as rabbits, rodents, lizards and possibly visiting teams). She will be watching over the club at all TFC home games.

A sports team adopting a mascot is nothing new. From the very real to the insanely fake, teams run mascots onto the field in every sport. 

From Georgia's UGA bulldog to the Washington Huskies' adorable Dubs, we simply can't get enough of animals in the sports world. 

So we assume Bitchy here will be an MLS star shortly. 

As to how and why a hawk becomes the official mascot of a soccer side, the website has us covered. It se...

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