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“hawk perched on a branch, eating a rat for breakfast, at the corner of Euclid and Georgia Ave”

by Prince Of Petworth October 24, 2016 at 12:40 pm 12 Comments


Last week we saw a great shot of a hawk on H Street, NE. This weekend Rachel reports:

“Sighted on my run on Saturday morning: a red tail hawk perched on a branch, eating a rat for breakfast, at the corner of Euclid and Georgia Ave. Completely unperturbed by passersby. Glad that DC’s reputation as the third rattiest city is benefiting at least some of the local inhabitants!”


  • bv1837

    This should be part of PoPville’s “you sir, are my hero” series.

    • LittleBluePenguin


  • AMDCer

    Would hate to be under that tree when it drops the remains, though!

    • I was walking along one day when a bloody pigeon fell from the sky about 5 feet away. Looked up and saw the poor hawk gazing down at it’s lost meal. I picked the pigeon up out of the street and put it on the grass by the sidewalk so s/he could hopefully eat it without being hit by a car. Hope that lunch worked out!

      • Steph

        Yay! So many raptors are hit by cars when pursuing their prey. Thanks!

  • Daniel N.

    May he enjoy that one and come back for more.

    • textdoc


  • accendo

    I encourage this bird and his or her friends to come down to the Squangle, where rats are available day and night!

  • bruno

    Hawk: “Hey, yoohoo, Sticky Fingers Bakery, got your vegan here for you.”

  • wpk_dc

    I love seeing nature happen like this, right in the city.

    • Steph

      I have a grainy but amazing photo of a hawk trying to pick up a pigeon in Farragut Square. When I looked at the photo later, I discovered that a squirrel jumped off a nearby tree and was midair next to he hawk when I clicked the shutter. It was crazy!

  • BowserLeaks

    I heard the Bowser Administration let loose several thousand hawks to address the rat problem. When the rat problem becomes a hawk problem, the Bowser Administration will blame the city council for the hawk problem.


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