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Old Apr 25, 2013, 4:48 PM   #1
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Hear a racket on my chimney echoing thoughout the house. That metal cap really makes a lot of noise! Knew it was too early for St Nick.




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Old Apr 25, 2013, 8:59 PM   #2
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Was he trying to eat a turtle? Great capture!
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It looks like a rock!
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Old Apr 26, 2013, 6:31 AM   #4
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It looks like a rock!
I couldn't tell what it was when I initially took it. Didn't realize that turtles were part of their diet. Seems like a lot of work, particurally compared to the over-abundance of squirrels that think my yard is home.
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Very cool shots. Quite the meal. Hawks eat snakes as well so a turtle may not be that unusual. Squirrels can be a tough prey for hawks, especially the Grey ones. If the hit isn't right the squirrel has a strong enough bite to sever a leg tendon. Also it appears that even within the same species individuals have their specialties.

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Maybe all the noise was the hawk banging the turtle on the metal cap to break it open.
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I think the hawk will have a hard time breaking that turtle's shell. I wouldn't be surprised if the hawk left in frustration and that the live turtle may still be up on the roof....and it will need food and water.
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