The circle of life has come to Royal Oak, MI.
I’ve been noticing a large bird of prey (a hawk or falcon or somesuch) in my neighborhood for about a year now. Yesterday, I was in my son’s room, and I looked out his window just in time to see the hawk flying away holding a squirrel.
The unlucky tree rat was in my neighbor’s front yard across the street, and I’m pretty sure it was still alive, since it looked like it was squirming. I didn’t see where the bird took it to have lunch. The whole incident was over in about 5 seconds.
I’m actually a little concerned about my dog. He’s a chihuahua, and while I doubt the hawk could lift him, I’m afraid it might still attack him.