Usually when I glance out at the Cat Freeway I will see a familiar cat. It isn’t often that I see a new cat in the neighborhood. So when I thought I saw a brown cat on the freeway I took a second look. It was not a brown cat or any cat at all for that matter.
One morning about 2 years ago I noticed 4 big black crows sitting on the a wire out behind our house. I noticed them because they were making so much noise! If there is any truth to crows having their own langugage — well these guys must have been arguing because they sure seemed to be yelling at one another. They were still there later that morning. Later I went out to pet Twursula who was sitting on the Freeway sunning herself. I looked up to see if the crows were still there. They were not — they had been replaced by a small brown hawk.
Was the hawk that was now on the Freeway that same hawk all grown up? This one wasn’t on the electrical wire but was sitting right on the Freeway/Fence! And sitting in the grass gazing up at it and drooling was Twiggy, who seemed to be trying to decide whether she was up for the challenge of getting this bird! Remember, Twiggy is an awesome bird hunter. But this hawk was almost as big as Twiggy and while Twiggy was thinking the bird would make a good dinner the hawk seemed to be thinking Twiggy would make a good snack!
I went to grab the camera but of course by the time I got back the hawk had flown off. Thankfully, it left Twiggy behind! The photo above is of the baby hawk from 2 years ago.