Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Friday

Tompkins Square had its own share of post-Thanksgiving frenzy on Black Friday.  Rats were going for a dime a dozen and, as one hawk sank its claws into a tasty rat snack, an aggressive squirrel (who I'm sure had been camped out all night in anticipation of the holiday bargains), tried unsuccessfully to drive its rival away.

The ballsy approach...
Hawk vs squirrel

Are you nuts?
Hawk vs squirrel

Don't you dare!
Hawk vs squirrel

In the end, the hawk gets back to its rat-spagetti...
Hawk eating rat 

Check out GammaBlog for a great video of the confrontation.

See more hawk photos here