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Old 11-01-2012, 12:22 PM
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We feed backyard birds year round, and every Fall this darn sharpie (sharp shinned hawk) shows up. Sharpies aren't big hawks, but they are big enough to go after some of the smaller birds, like sparrows or juncos. I know this hawk needs to eat too, but it still makes me really . Thankfully my sons, who enjoy watching the wild birds from our patio door, have never seen the sharpie "dining". So anyway, I thought it was bad enough that we had to deal with this smaller hawk showing up every Fall, but then recently I was outside (early morning) with our yorkie-poo Rascal, waiting for him to do his "business", and what should I see staring intently at us from our rooftop but a red tailed hawk! (they're a much larger type of hawk). That darn thing watched us like a hawk (oh, so that's where that saying comes from, LOL) the whole time we were out there, and then he proceeded to do the same when I brought Chica (our chi) out, followed by Squirt (our toy poodle). I bring each out seperately, and always on leash, so it's not as if the hawk could fly away with them or anything, but still it makes me nervous. He did fly off at one point, when I yelled and clapped my hands, but he continued to circle overhead. God help that darn bird if he EVER attempts to swoop in on one of our dogs! I'm a peaceful, kind to animals kind of gal but NO ONE tries to hurt one of my babies!!
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:46 PM
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Deana,the hawks and owls are bad here.We live out in the country.We used to have chickens,the hawks got several of them.A woman was in the vets office a few months ago with (either a yorkie or chihuahua) i cant remember which one, but a hawk got ahold of it ,slammed it down on the ground and broke its back.they were devastated!My heart went out to them!When we do take ours out in the back yard the hawks will start flying around.I hate that!
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:54 PM
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Go you. Show those Hawks who's boss!
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Old 11-01-2012, 01:17 PM
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We have all kinds of hawks here, I won't even let my pug or fox terrier out alone, and especially little Ike. They scare me to death, they sit on electric wires and tree limbs and stare.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:14 PM
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That is scary! I would never feed the birds in my area as I try to keep them at bay and wouldnt want to encourage them coming around. I have had a close call with one coming after Yoshi when we first moved in. I have heard many a horror stories of Hawks and other birds of prey carrying off dogs and cats. I have talked to the telephone men that will tell you about all of the collars they find in nest. I am so afraid of our predators here. Keep your babies safe.
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:18 PM
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That happened to me once with my 3 lbs pomi very scary!!!! Hawks are scary!
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Old 11-01-2012, 05:28 PM
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I know if you put an artifical OWL in the trees it will keep the birds away.... but it keeps ALL birds away... not just the hawks
when I had a tree over my parking spot I bought a big OWL at the local hardward store and put it in the tree... no more poop on my car.....lol.. you have to move it once in awhile or they get used to it....
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That happened to me once with my 3 lbs pomi very scary!!!! Hawks are scary!
The groomer I take my dogs too, has an Aunt that was visiting Florida, she brought her mini poodle along. Had it outside in her Mother's yard and a large Hawk come down and scooped it up so fast she couldn't do anything but scream. It is so sad. You must have been horrified.
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