Hawk with Snake


Hawk with Snake

This red-tailed hawk had just caught a black snake and was unwilling to give it up even though I was near. She finally flew off with it when I got too close. However, the snake was too heavy and she couldn’t reach treetop height. She dropped back to earth several yards away in denser woods. I didn’t pursue her, hopefully she enjoyed her meal.

The hawk made what she thought was a life or death decision and not only survived but lived to feast on fresh snake.

I wonder if there is a moral to this story.

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