Wildlife Ways
Vicky Carder

Raptors - (birds, not dinos) - Part 1

Posted Thursday, November 22, 2012, at 7:50 AM
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  • Also, never make jokes about raptors. After all, it's a sin to mock a killing bird.

    -- Posted by jcarney on Thu, Nov 22, 2012, at 11:44 AM
  • You are too funny! I laughed out loud when I read this!

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Fri, Nov 23, 2012, at 6:24 AM
  • I still have scars on my hand from bird talons that got me 46 years ago, but it was not a raptor. During High School I worked summers on a pheasant farm. Enough said.

    Since you mentioned prey being on the side of the road, why do rabbits seem to hang out there early in the morning and late in the evening.

    A Red-tailed hawk was on the edge of our yard yesterday and I am always concerned that they might attack one of our cats as they cross an open space. Never had that happen but could it or do hawks know these animals might be able to bite back?

    -- Posted by stevemills on Fri, Nov 23, 2012, at 8:33 AM
  • Rabbits are diurnal and those times of the day are "considered" to be a safe time to hang out - not as many dangers as there are during the daytime hours (hawks) and nighttime hours (owls).

    Hawks don't particularly care for cat meat (LOL), but yes, if the hawk is hungry enough it will go for cats and very small dogs - but not children!

    -- Posted by wildwoman on Sat, Nov 24, 2012, at 8:17 AM
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