Monday, March 04, 2002

Saga of a Squirrel-Eating Hawk

As reported in a series of articles in the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette, a Red-tailed Hawk found the well-manicured and wooded grounds of the State Capitol Complex a fine place to spend the winter, what with its overabundance of plump squirrels grown fat thanks to the well-intentioned but misguided efforts of State employees. The real-life interactions that played out between the hawk (predator) and the squirrels (prey), with the hawk feasting happily on steady diet of squirrels, caused a public uproar. Here, in a nuthsell, is what happened:

To be completed . . .

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