A Red Tailed Hawk has been circling our farm all summer.
I suppose the delicious looking chickens are on his want list for dinner.
And we are missing one of two young barn cats.
So no matter how much I spoil and pamper these Dachshunds, dress them up in silly clothes, bath them, take them to the groomer, it does not change their nature.
All they want to do is track something down with those powerful sniffers of theirs and kill it.
|Our mean Josie as a Bumblebee|
And maybe, just maybe they devised a plan.
A super secret plan, to lure the unsuspecting hawk down low enough to pounce on him.
The young kitten may have been involved. Our barn kitten named "Baby Sister" was there when I ran outside, and she did not appear afraid.
Not at all, I even have a cell photo of "Baby Sister laying near the hawk, cleaning herself. Well, bringing down a big old scary hawk is hard work!
He may possibly have an injured wing.
After calling wild life services, police departments, etc., and getting transferred numerous times, with no results, I finally called my daughter Alexis.
Because of Government cuts, budget cuts, there are not enough resources to help or send anyone out, or so the recording says when I called.
|My daughter Alexis and the injured Hawk|
She is transporting the Red Tail Hawk to a wildlife hospital. From what I understand, he will be repaired, rehabilitated and returned and possibly be allowed to come back to our farm.
I hope that is true. I love seeing him float over head while I'm working in the garden, such a beautiful sight to see.
He's was out-smarted by a cute skinny little kitten and 2 mini Dachshund once already.
I hope your summer is not quite so exciting as this, or maybe just a normal kind of exciting, like vacations or barbecuing!
Hawk update: I visited the Wildlife Hospital, Ohio Wildlife Center, yesterday and was told our farm hawk is on heavy doses of antibiotic and will have surgery on his wing on Thursday. It appears the poor hawk has an old injury, (someone shot him), and that injury is badly infected. Thank god it was here on our farm that he came down, so he could get the medical treated he needed. I hope he is able to recover and be returned to his home. Here's more info on Red Tail Hawks:
They rely almost entirely on the generosity of individual and corporate donors, and private grants."
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