Easter Flashback

Photograph taken by on Sunday, April 20, 2014
Red-tailed Hawk and Easter Bunny

Red-tailed Hawk and Easter Bunny

This is an Easter picture that I took seven years ago, on April 8, 2007. We were at my in-laws’ house and had eaten our meal. At about 4:10, Cathy and Dorothy were in the yard when they heard a scream. It was clearly not human but they didn’t know, at first, what it was. When they saw that a hawk had attacked a rabbit, Dorothy came running into the house to get me. She said that she and her mom wanted me to do something. I’m not sure what, precisely, they wanted me to do but I’m pretty sure taking pictures was not it. That’s what I did, though. Did they really expect me to do anything else?

I took 85 pictures before the hawk flew away. When I first went out the rabbit had stopped making noises but was still alive. It’s fate was sealed, however, and I wasn’t going to deprive the hawk of its meal simply because it happened to pick the Easter bunny for its menu.

One Response to Easter Flashback

  1. HannaH

    The circle of life. (Me, I wouldn’t have wanted to WATCH the incident, but I do understand, Hawks gotta eat…& bunnies be fillin’)