They Eat Skunk???

This was supposed to be a post about spring wildflowers and migrating warblers but the other day, while I was bicycling with a friend, my wife was busy exploring the park near our home. What she discovered goes against everything I would have thought possible.

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A Red Tailed hawk eating a skunk!

Immature Red-tailed Hawk with skunk.

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I case there are any doubters, “Maybe it was someone’s unfortunate Tuxedo Cat”, my wife indicated that while capturing the repast, the fragrance was unmistakable. Stay tuned for wildflower and warblers in the next post.

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Thanks for stopping by. 

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PS: If this post leaves you wondering about our feathered friends ability to smell, click on Can birds smell?

 

9 Comments on “They Eat Skunk???

  1. Donna that was very brave of you to get those pics.

    sandy

    On Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 10:09 AM Central Ohio Nature wrote:

    > centralohionature posted: ” This was supposed to be a post about spring > wildflowers and migrating warblers but the other day, while I was bicycling > with a friend, my wife was busy exploring the park near our home. What she > discovered goes against everything I would have thought po” >

    • That is something we don’t know. I’ve seen Red-tailed Hawks hanging around highways. I assume it’s to take advantage of fresh road kill.

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