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Could it have been practicing gathering nesting materials?  It is almost that time of year...

Chris Mitchell
Platte County
KCMO

-----Original Message-----
>From: Mike Grant <[log in to unmask]>
>Sent: Jan 25, 2008 11:40 AM
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: No Sightings - Hawk and Snake
>
>I got the following from a co-worker and wondered if any avian behavior
>specialists would care to comment? 
>
>Thanks,
>
>Mike Grant, Chesterfield, MO
>
>I was watching a big hawk (female I assume) out the window. It had what
>looked like a snake in its grasp. But as I watched it looked more like a
>stick. The hawk kept playing with it and looked like it was practicing
>grabbing something and pretending to eat it. I called another person to tell
>him and he said that he and another person had seen the same thing last
>week. Do hawks practice killing things like that?

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