There are many animals that show up in the front yard and I always have front row seat to the show that they put on.
I have seen squirrels, cats, birds, dogs and the occasional possum......but today, nature put on a little drama that was akin to the adage "it's a cruel world out there".
Because there is a park a block away, I get to see all kinds of animals that I would have never seen alone...and to see them interact by some fluke chance?
There are two feral cats that the lady next door cares for. They have a nice porch, water and food put out for them.......They are nice, but a little elusive.
As I sat looking at the wedding across the street at the church, I saw two birds dive into the shrub at the end of the driveway! One was a small wren/sparrow and the bird on it's tail was a little larger, a bird of prey?
There are hawks that fly around the area and I see them every so often, so I knew that the little bird wasn't long for the world..........
Not more than two seconds after the two birds disappeared into the bush, One of the feral cats ran in right behind them.
After another second, the hawk jumps out of bush, followed by the cat, with the bird in it's mouth!
The hawk flies up to the top of the lamp post and sits there, watching the ground for the cat - or another bird to possibly catch?
I felt bad for the small wren/sparrow and laughed at the hawk and marveled at the cunning of the cat.....
The hawk stayed atop the lightpost for about 20 minutes - trying to figure out his next move - and then flew off in search of lunch??
The early bird may have caught the 'worm', but there is nothing like the speed, agility and grace of a cat!!!