Mammoth Hawk

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by CluckyCharms, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Where the heck are all these predators coming from?? We have chicks inside our house - can hawks smell baby chicks even if they're inside? We've lived in this house for 2 years and I've never seen half of what we're seeing now.

    Last week we had 4 opossums in the street next to us. Earlier this week I saw a raccoon, and just about 5 minutes ago I saw this HUGE hawk right on our tree when I stepped outside to let the dog out for potty. I heard a sort of 'cawww' (long sounding) and it sounded close so I look up and there is this pure white and light tan colored hawk. It was looking at our Yorkie like it wanted to eat him!! I just said "Holy [bleep]!" really loud (shame on me) and it flew off when I yelled. I snatched up our Yorkie and brought him inside before he had a chance to go potty.
    Will hawks eat a Yorkie?? I could almost see him lickin' his chops, I swear. [​IMG]

    Surely these predatory animals/birds *must* smell the baby chicks...because we've never had anything around our house. And by the way - we live on the busiest street *inside* city limits - it's the main trafficway.
  2. Paul3874

    Paul3874 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 17, 2012
    Is a 410 shotgun out of the question? I also have shootgun shells for my pocket 38. Ude a very diffused ( heavy spread ) ammo.
  3. rikithemonk

    rikithemonk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2012
    Mont Dora Florida
    Hawks have very good eye sight. They could have seen your birds through a window from several hundred feet up. As for the question of will it take a toy size dog, the answer is yes.


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