A Hunk

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Thursday Matt and I were standing in the kitchen, talking, when something in the backyard catches my eye. A beautiful Hawk had found a picnic spot in the grass to munch on it’s squirrel lunch. Araiya calls it a ‘Hunk’. Enthralled, we watched for 10 or so minutes as the bird tore into the carcass, hopped onto the fence, then perched itself in our tree to watch over the remaining half of it’s catch. I don’t know how long it stuck around, but I saw it again Friday consuming another squirrel on the neighbor’s front lawn. Beautiful animals and despite the disgust of the half-eaten rodent, very intriguing to get to watch up close.

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More pics with a bit more gore at the Flickr set.

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~ by gdesign on January 12, 2008.

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