Hawk versus Serpent - Red Tail and Prey

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Red Tailed Hawk with its beak open and head back swallowing the tail of a snake

Immature Red Tail Hawk swallowing the remains of its prey. Watching this hawk from a distance, it surprised me by diving into the tall dry grass. Stuggling with its prey, it finally flew into a nearby tree five feet above a couple having a picnic in the park. We all watched together while this amazing bird put on a rare show. For more Red Tailed Hawk pictures, please visit the Red Tailed Hawk webpage in the archives.


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