The warning is self explaining. Many vets,pet rescue centers,park rangers,pet-oriented facebookers and at least one police department are circulating this alert.
I remember when I first moved to the "country" years ago and was watching a hawk circling overhead. My neighbor, from Dorchester, Mass, ran outside to grab her baby that was playing in the yard. At the time that seemed to me to be a little overprotective, but, heck, why not. Who would want their baby taken, or even ravanged, by a hawk?
Years ago a large red-tailed hawk grabbed my 14 lb. Dachshund, but she fought so wildly it dropped her. Quite a scare for her and for me.
Do you have a link to the original warning (so the picture is clearer)? Thanks!
Huh -- I thought this thread would relate to the coming CICADA INVASION we're seeing trumpeted in the newspapers.
My small dog was laying on the deck this week and there were 6 hawks circling the deck. I told the dog to come inside and they immediately left.
re: One police department in Florida has the warning on their police website,i have to wait til after work to find the site again.http://www.google.com/search?q=hawk+warning&tbm=isch&tbs=simg:CAQSYgmCTA...
the following are comments from pet owners from maine
name withheld as i do not have their permission.
"[LLBean employee] We are having a huge amount of hawks in our area in Poland ,Maine"-- 9am,May 8,2013"
"'from southern maine' we have noticed quite a few hawks in the last couple weeks [last sunday]"
Has anyone seen any budget deficit hawks circling over head?
"Has anyone seen any budget deficit hawks circling over head?"
re: what do they swoop down and take away, welfare EBTers?
No good deed goes unpunished.
I've noticed the increase in birds of prey this spring. It is a welcome sight.
The crows don't like it though and that makes it doubly nice.
Re Naran's comment on cicadas; see this article. This is pretty weird stuff.