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“Spotted this morning in the alley at 10th and U NW, with a rat in her talons.”

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2017 at 10:40 am 6 Comments

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A reader reports:

“Time for a bigger bird house.

Spotted this morning in the alley at 10th and U NW, with a rat in her talons. Glad to see she discovered our abundant food supply and I really hope she sticks around. To quote my neighbor, “finally getting some competent help with rat abatement.”

Got a good view too, as she was down low on the fence about 10 feet away, still thrashing her prey. Great start to the week!”

  • SEDC

    Spotted 10 mins ago behind The Howard Theatre stalking mice.

  • Dr. G

    Best quote of the week…To quote my neighbor, “finally getting some competent help with rat abatement.”

  • Rob

    I saw her in Dupont Circle last week picking up squirrels. It was slightly surprising the see 3-foot wing span wisping by your head, not something you everyday in the park.

  • DC

    We live on 10th and N St and in the last few weeks have had the pleasure of finding a partially eaten pigeon and a pigeon skeleton in our backyard. Seems like this lady and/or her family members have been busy.

  • Molly

    She visited my house (rat in talons) in this same neighborhood a few weeks ago. And this week we have a rat carcass hanging from our fence… evidence of other visits I assume. I’m so excited!

  • Jennerator

    Nice! I have been noticing him/her doing random fly byes passed our 4th story window on N and 21st. Could never get a good look until now. Looks like we have a sharp shin as a new neighbor! ☺

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