The next time a terrifying hawk crosses your path, remember that it will likely injure you, but it also may not. You could also try talking it down.

I personally would call the police and hide, but elgordo47 is braver than I, and has some cautious words of advice you can take at your own hand-slicing peril:

Congrats on keeping your hands unshredded and on your COTD win elgordo47!