Monday, May 17, 2010

Suburban Hawks

The hawk is a beautiful example of how capable wild critters are. When I was a kid living in suburban Detroit, I never saw a hawk in my own back yard. You had to go "up north" to see a hawk. Now as empty spaces become fewer the hawk has adapted. The hawk has embraced the subdivision.

Somehow wild animals manage without human intervention. Prey critters like pigeons and rabbits multiply and thrive. The mighty hawk is just fine, thank you.

No, we don't need to "save the hawk". The hawk has it under control. Until somebody puts up more wind turbines to save the world from the imaginary threat of man made climate change, of course. Then winged critters like birds and bats will be cut to ribbons.

Sadly, a bloody lapel ribbon just may be in the hawk's future.

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