Animals | February 25, 2023 1:32 PM | hangbony
This is the extraordinary moment that a hungry hawk chased a rabbit into a homeowner’s drainpipe and pulled it out with its talons after a tense standoff.
Photographer Mark Koster was on hand to capture the moment the hungry hawk cornered its prey in a drainpipe in Scottsdale, Arizona, on December 12.
Pictures show the Harris’s hawk staring into the drainpipe where the trapped rabbit was hiding before skilfully poking its head and talons inside the hole.
Photographer Mark Koster saw a hawk corner a rabbit in a drainpipe in Scottsdale, Arizona, on December 12.
Pictures show the Harris’s hawk staring into the drainpipe in an attempt to locate the rabbit before skilfully poking its head and talons into the hole.
Unluckily for the rabbit, the patient hawk refused to let it out of its sights and pursued it for almost 15 minutes in the tense standoff.
With the rabbit unable to escape, the hawk was finally able to reach its talons far enough into the drainpipe to drag the defenseless bunny out.
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Mr. Koster, from Scottsdale, said, “I didn’t see the Harris’s hawk chase the rabbit in the pipe, but I’m pretty sure it did.”
Unfortunately for the rabbit, the patient hawk peered for more than ten minutes before reaching its talons deep enough into the drainpipe to drag the defenseless unny out.
Other extraordinary photographs showed the hawk standing over its prey after managing to claw it out of its hiding place.
The Harris’s hawk flew away with the rabbit clutched in its talons, with Mr. Koster suggesting that it was “flying off with breakfast for the family.”
“It took about 12 minutes from stalking, grazing, and flying off with breakfast for the family.” It was an amazing display.
I follow many different raptor families, and I’ve been following this family of hawks closely since 2016.
Harris’s hawks are called “Woles in the Sky” because they are the only raptors that live and hunt in “packs” like woles.
Two other families were also waiting for a street sign nearby.
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