An interesting thing happened last week.
We live in a rural area so we are always on the lookout for coyotes. One thing we’ve never been too concerned about are hawks. Perhaps when the pugs were pups, but not as adults weighing 16 – 20 lbs. (Dixie would rather I give a range as opposed to revealing her weight.)
My husband noticed a hawk when he let Macy out this week. Within a few minutes five more were in the yard. One flew so close over the house that he heard its wings flapping.
Needless to say, Macy was scooped up and brought inside.
As a result, we have called a family meeting to discuss safety options. The pugs particularly like option 2 – bigger dinners so they become too chubby to be scooped up.
I am curious, though. If you know anything about hawks, do they ever hunt in a group? I always thought they were lone travelers.