Two Hawks and a Snake

Juvenile Redtail Hawks with Snake

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Sigh, Now I really, really want a zoomier lens.  By the time I expanded this photo the hawks were all pixely and the snake looked more like a leather jess than a writhing living being.

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  • That’s not all bad when the subject has a snake in it. 🙂 Hmm, I’m just now remembering that I still have my old camera and a couple of zoom lenses. Probably aren’t as good as the ones you have, but I’ll email you and see if you want them or if they will fit your camera.

  • Amazing shot.

    I wonder if that’s the same snake we saw during the week.

  • Great capture but it made me cringe. I hate snakes and find nothing about them charming or redeemable. Sure, they eat bugs and rodents but that still does not cut back on their ick factor.

  • Ahhh. Snakes are wonderful creatures. I used to find a snake skeleton about once a month or so at our home in central Florida. There were a few hawks living nearby and for whatever reason they seemed to enjoy dining on our roof!

  • OK, I’m going to get all teachery on you and tell you that young birds are juvenals not juveniles. Or anyway, that’s what my bird book says.

  • A few days after Sharon Laurence came home from her hospital stay following a rattlesnake bite, a redtail flew over with a snake in its talons. She was not amused. That was 1983, 25 years ago! Time flies.

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