For humans, window shopping can be a fun, relaxing way to spend an afternoon. For red-tailed hawks, it’s just a way to make them increasingly irritated.
There are only a few guarantees in life: Death, taxes, and birds being confused by windows. The flying creatures just can’t seem to figure out the existence of windows, and it usually only hits them…well, when they hit them.
That goes for birds of all shapes and sizes, as shown in this video below where a sizable Red-tailed hawk got fooled by a car’s front windshield. A kitten that was hanging out on this car’s dashboard in California would have been a snack for the big bird if it wasn’t for the thin glass layer between the two animals.
The baby cat had no idea that a hawk was lurking nearby, and was too busy doing small kitten things (looking at interesting beads hanging from the rearview mirror, being adorable, etc.) to even notice that the hawk was swooping in to try and scoop it up.
Thankfully, the windshield acted as a “bird-shield” and kept the small cat safe from the attack. And funny enough, the kitten wasn’t even really phased by the hawk that was sitting just inches from it after it slammed into the glass.
You’d think the little thing would jump down off the dashboard and flee from the flying predator, but instead chose to stay right where it was and check out its new flying friend. As for the hawk, it kept trying to bust through what it could only comprehend as an “invisible forcefield” that was protecting the kitten.
After a number of additional talon and beak hits against the windshield, the kitten finally decided to climb off the dash and seek refuge behind the steering wheel. For good measure, it then cuddled up into the speedometer, and around that time, the hawk also abandoned its attack after the person filming went in for a close up.
It was quite the interesting interaction between the big bird and the small cat, and things would have obviously gone a lot differently if the windshield wasn’t in play.
Bald Eagle Nearly Snatches Up Someone’s Pet Yorkie
These bald eagles are really out for blood out here.
Considering there aren’t very many bald eagles in my home state, I’ve never really heard any stories of the massive birds swooping in, grabbing dogs, cats, squirrels, ducks, etc. with their talons, and flying off with them. However, it’s become more apparent to me that this actually isn’t all that incredibly rare in certain parts of the country and especially places like Alaska and Canada.
Here is the latest example…
According to For The Win,a Yorkshire terrier named Coco was almost sent into the afterlife, when a bald eagle swept in and attempted to fly off with the poor dog.
The scary incident was all caught on a doorbell camera in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, where you can see a shadow fly over Coco’s head, and an eagle swoops down from the sky to grab her off the porch. You can hear Coco crying during the scary scene.
The eagle runs into a container, clutching onto the poor dog, but Coco won in the end, as you can see her reappear in the footage a few seconds after the eagle tried to fly off with her. Still whining as she sprints back to the house, she was ultimately uninjured.
I imagine she’ll keep her head to the sky going forward…
Coco’s owner, Justin Dudoward, said he didn’t witness the scene in person that occurred last Thursday, but he could hear her crying from outside.
Gotta keep an out there in BC… eagles, coyotes, bears, mountain lions… they’ll get you from the air and from the ground.
Mom Runs Out Of House Topless To Rescue Goose From Eagle
This may be the most bizarre and incredible example of multitasking I’ve ever seen in my life.
According to Canada’s Chek News, a Canadian woman noticed her pet goose was being attacked by a bald eagle…
While she was breastfeeding her baby.
Cait Oakley, a 31-year-old from the North Saanich area, was at home with her four-month-old daughter during the brave act, and said she had lost three chickens in the last week, more than likely due to hawk attacks.
She witnessed her pet Sebastopol goose named Frankie get swooped up by a bald eagle Wednesday evening, while she was nursing her daughter, wearing only underwear.
The clip shows Frankie honking hysterically at the front door of the house, when out of nowhere, a bald eagle swoops in, locks those talons into Frankie, and attempts to fly off with the goose, when Oakley yells “Hey!” numerous times in the background.
The bald eagle carries Frankie to the driveway, before Oakley runs out of the house in just her underwear, daughter in her arms. Sure enough, Oakley startles the massive bird enough to drop the pet goose.
Recalling the wild occurrence, Oakley explained:
“I was in the middle of feeding her, so that’s why I didn’t have a shirt on and was getting ready for the evening. I just run outside and when Mike (her husband) came out he was like, ‘you’re topless.’ And I’m like yeah, no, I’m very aware. Sorry neighbors.”
Due to the constant bird attacks, the family has had to since put up netting on the property to ward off the attacks.
Looking back, Oakley says she’s not surprised by the incident:
“As a mom of three I’m always breastfeeding and it’s so natural, that’s mom life summed up, something is always going on when I’m feeding her and I’m always on the go.”