Young red-tailed hawk vs. the ice

It’s a bright, cold morning just after the first real snow of the season. The chill gives your hunger an edge, but you have a plan: sit on the trash can and wait for the squirrels to come to you.

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This perch is perhaps not entirely suited to your dignity, but it is hardly your fault that your fuzzy-tailed food likes to hang out in the garbage. They have chewed a hole in the side of the trash bin for easier access to their scraps. You, although temporarily perched on a trash bin, are death on wings—sharp talons screaming down from the sky…

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(Where are these squirrels anyway?)

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…talons screaming down from the sky to rend and tear—bill two hooked blades for disemboweling your powerless prey—

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Whoa this is slippery!

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That was embarassing.

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You can just fly up to to the lamppost and hope no one saw that.

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I saw it.

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