This is a story that I am very hesitated to share, and it was a very sad shocking one also. However, this is life, and this is nature at its best. The hawk you see in this photo above served himself dinner right out of the squirrels' nest.
I watched in amazement as one of the squirrel parents came to challenge the hawk, even though there was pretty much nothing left of the poor unfortunate baby. They stared each other down for quite a while, and the black squirrel was fearless.
The Squirrel's Nest
This nest housed a few more baby squirrels as I saw them jumping around the opening the next day. I have seen this kind of hawk before around here, and my son took pictures of it too last winter, but to see hawk in the middle of a busy city was very amazing.
~~Life is made up, not of great sacrifices or duties, but of little things, in which smiles and kindness, and small obligations given habitually, are what preserve the heart and secure comfort.~~Humphry Davy