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Old 08-01-2021, 10:37 AM   #1
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I've always found it interesting to watch animal behavior, and how you can tell at times, that they are reasoning things out.

I just watched a hawk hit a chunk of wood about the size of a tennis ball (guess he thought it was a toad or something), and get it stuck on the talons of his left foot. He fussed, and fought with it there on the ground for a while, but couldn't get it loose.

He stood there looking around, then suddenly flew up, and perched with his free foot on the pipe rail of the back yard fence.

Three or four hard whacks of the left foot/chunk of wood on that rail, and he was free.

You may not find this interesting, but I sure did. Wish I had caught it on video. It was pretty cool to watch.

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Old 08-01-2021, 12:34 PM   #2
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Makes you wonder.

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Old 08-01-2021, 01:32 PM   #3
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Interesting to say the least
Video would’ve been cool
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Old 08-01-2021, 01:39 PM   #4
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They make their living in the wild with the tools God gave them, not the least of all is their intelligence. You were lucky to have witnessed that !
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Old 08-01-2021, 01:56 PM   #5
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sometimes you just got to wonder!
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Old 08-02-2021, 06:51 AM   #6
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That would be interesting to watch.
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Old 08-02-2021, 07:01 AM   #7
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That was interesting to watch. Since retirement I too have become very interested in wildlife activities and their reactions. I now understand the meaning of the old saying slow down and enjoy life.
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Old 08-03-2021, 07:14 PM   #8
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Glad you got to see that. Years ago when I was in Highschool we had a pair of Red Tail hawks nest in the same tree in the pasture for 4 years. Was cool to watch them and they got accustom to us being around.

Watched one that got about a 2.5 foot cottonmouth that was swimming across the tank, it took it to a large corner post, killed it and ate about a foot off and left that and the head there and flew off to the nest with the rest.
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Old 08-03-2021, 07:54 PM   #9
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That would be cool to see.

Last year during deer season I watched a hawk nab a pigeon for dinner one afternoon while hunting at the house.

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Old 08-03-2021, 10:55 PM   #10
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Had a redtail hawk nail a duck decoy once. It made a bunch of noise, circled and dove at it a couple more times before flying off still making a racket.

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Old 08-03-2021, 10:56 PM   #11
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Smarter than most voters. I love watching wildlife.
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Old 08-03-2021, 11:41 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Chew View Post
Smarter than most voters. I love watching wildlife.
That's because most voters don't actuay exist these days

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Old 08-04-2021, 06:50 AM   #13
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Had a Hawk hit my fletching in quiver within a foot of me while sitting in climber...Made me Quiver!!!!!!
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