William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Saturday, 13, November, 2010

So There I Was

Filed under: Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 16:18

Driving along Green Road, and a very large hornet’s nest in the leafless tree catches my eye. It’s big, and awfully brown. And then it flapped twice, and I realized it wasn’t a hornet’s nest, but a red-tail hawk, who was eating a fox squirrel. There was a very brave other squirrel lower down on the trunk, giving the bird the…well…the bird. Brave, but stupid.

Wasn’t expecting to see that in the middle of the city.

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2 Comments »

  1. Last time I was in Portland I saw a peregrine nail a pigeon over Burnside.

    Comment by Bob — Sunday, 14, November, 2010 @ 08:14 | Reply

  2. Peregrine falcons were pigeon hunting outside of the med school and the rainbow garage a few weeks back. It was quite fun.

    Comment by Anatomy Tutor — Tuesday, 16, November, 2010 @ 01:42 | Reply


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