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Hawk vs. Squirrel Scuffle

A light overnight snowfall revealed an early morning drama:

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle - overview

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle – overview

I think a hawk stooped on a squirrel, perhaps launching from the utility pole by the garden, scuffled across the driveway to the right, and hauled breakfast off to a nearby tree:

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle - approach

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle – approach

The driveway always shows many tracks, but the ones entering from the center-right don’t continue out the left:

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle - tracks right

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle – tracks right

Another view:

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle - tracks left

Hawk vs squirrel scuffle – tracks left

A pair of squirrel pups appeared in the last week. They’d make a good, easily carried hawk breakfast.

Go, hawk, go!

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  1. #1 by Trudi on 2018-01-27 - 13:57

    • #2 by Ed on 2018-01-27 - 19:57

      As they say: “taxpayers had to submit a minimum of 10 squirrel scalps to the town clerk each year”.

      Do that with deer and they wouldn’t have an overpopulation problem!

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