the curious red-tail

I was out recently checking traps and both a squirrel and a juvenile red-tailed hawk were waiting for me.  This bird was incredibly curious, sitting on a stump watching the squirrel.  The squirrel was quite vocal (grunting), certainly not pleased to both be in that trap and so close to such a predator.  A squirrelologist told me that he saw that same hawk in that forest the day before.  Let’s hope, now that it has a collar on, that it does not become lunch.  That said, in the first week of wearing the collar, the squirrel has staying in that forest patch.  Life must not be too dangerous there.

the squirrel and the red-tailed hawk

Juvenile red-tailed hawk quite interested in a trapped (and now collared) squirrel.

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