Red Tailed Thief
by Barb (your webmistress)
(St Thomas, Ontario, Canada)
This morning I was sipping my coffee as I looked out of the window, and watching my cat, Sheba, as she waited patiently for a Chipmunk to come out from under the pool deck, where they spend the winter.
She had been waiting quietly on the snow for a few minutes, when she pounced on the little critter and had him under her paws.
A moment later, a Red Tailed Hawk flew down like a bullet and grabbed the Chipmunk out of her paws, clasped it in its talons, and flew away, leaving my cat annoyed and bewildered - and missing her meal!
The cat was pretty disturbed by all this, and as I called her name to let her in, she jumped and glanced sky-ward - perhaps expecting another visit from the hawk!
I have only seen something like that on wildlife shows on television, and the whole thing was over in a moment, but it was fascinating to have seen it.