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Lawsuit claims bird attack on Maui golf course

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) - A golfer is suing Maui County for a bird attack.

Ray Sakamura claims in his lawsuit that he was attacked by a large bird at the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course. He claims he was golfing when a duck or goose charged him and bit his pant leg. He says he fell as the bird continued to attack and bit his hand. He says he suffered a back fracture.

The Maui News (http://ow.ly/dIUUw ) reported Friday the lawsuit alleges the county allowed the bird to live on the property after it attacked other golfers and didn't provide any warnings to the public.

Deputy Corporation Counsel Moana Lutey says the claim is meritless and there have no reports of anyone else injured by a bird on the golf course.

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