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Hungry Hawk Hunting in Providence (reblog)

(Original post from 2013, updated)

Some days, it seems I’m the only person who notices a hawk perched in plain sight…

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Walking in Kennedy Plaza today, I spotted a red-tailed hawk in a tree above a bus stop…

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It was only 19 degrees out, so it had one foot tucked into its feathers for warmth…

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Nearby, people leave food for pigeons, unaware of the fact they are indirectly feeding a wild hawk. As the pigeons fight for breadcrumbs, they are oblivious to the hawk eyeing them…

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Once it selects a target, the hawk dives at the flock…

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Pedestrians are unaware of the hawk flying amongst us…

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Unsuccessful on this attempt, the hawk returned to the trees to hide and try again…

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Target selected…

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…got it!

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After subduing its prey, the hawk carried the pigeon from the sidewalk to the snowy park to enjoy its lunch…

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…and posed for shocked spectators to gawk in amazement.

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Hawks also help reduce the rat population

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