Hawk Vs Squirrel
Our sunny Texas subdivision is host to a wealth of wildlife including possums, skunks, snakes, lizards, toads, squirrels and hawks to name but a few!
Today we had the pure luck to witness a meetig of two sharp eyed yard prowlers, a Hawk and a Squirrel…
Below are the photos we took documenting the epic battle of Hawk Vs Squirrel;
The Red Shouldered Hawk likes to hunt in forested areas and will typically wait on a perch and swoop down on their prey. When hunting in clearings, they sometimes fly low in order to surprise prey. They normally feed on small mammals with voles, mice and chipmunks locally favored. Other prey can include amphibians and reptiles (especially small snakes), small birds, and large insects. During winters, they sometimes start to prey on birds commonly found at bird feeders, such as House Sparrows, Mourning Doves, and European Starlings!
Let is know if you see any Red Shouldered Hawks in your neighborhood, they’re a beatiful hunter and a wonderful creature to observe up close.
Who do you think would win this epic battle? Take our poll…
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