Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to eat a mouse in one easy gulp

1.  Catch the biggest and freshest mouse you can find.

How to eat a mouse

2.  Pop the top and stuff it right in there.  Mind your eyes!

How to eat a mouse

3.  Don't be shy, just chomp it right down...

How to eat a mouse

4.  Careful not to gag.

How to eat a mouse

5.  Ta-da!

How to eat a mouse

Erm, you've got a little foot sticking out the corner of your mouth...

How to eat a mouse 

This fledgling caught the mouse in the picnic area of Tompkins Square, then gobbled it in just a couple of minutes.  Immediately afterwards, dad Christo caught a mongo rat and gave it to the young bird, who ate that as well.  This hawk must have eaten its weight in rodent.  I bet it's sleeping well tonight...

6 comments:

  1. Kudos, baby hawk! There's plenty more where that came from.

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  2. Oh my. I have so many questions about ... hawk digestion.

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  3. :)

    http://www.allaboutbirds.org/page.aspx?pid=2607#41

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  4. Fantastic Photos this set and the one before. Wonderful commentary. This group is a classic!

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  5. onemorefoldedsunsetJuly 24, 2014 at 2:05 PM

    Impressive documentation!!!!

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  6. I wonder if this is the feisty baby? .. these are wonderful photos, Laura. Absolutely perfect. Thanks!

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