xoxoxoBruce Saturday Dec 8 10:54 PM
December 8, 2007 Plucking
busterb Saturday Dec 8 11:23 PM
Wonder why the hawk left the job unfinished? A sea gull?
ZenGum Saturday Dec 8 11:28 PM
LJ Saturday Dec 8 11:36 PM
the first raptor is a falcon.
predatormc Sunday Dec 9 05:27 AM
I believe the first bird is a Peregrine Falcon (or a "Duck hawk" in the US). The second bird i'm not too sure. It looks a lot like a Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo), but they aren't found in the USA. The location could be almost anywhere.
Spectacle Sunday Dec 9 05:32 AM
I wonder how it can survive. It doesn't even look like there is any muscle mass, it looks like bone.
classicman Sunday Dec 9 11:08 AM
Something doesn't seem right in the photos on the site. The 8th pic down is of what appears to be a totally different predatory bird. The markings look very different.
ZenGum Sunday Dec 9 11:59 AM
The story seems to be, the first predator (peregrine falcon) attacked the seagul, got it to earth and was half way through finishing it off when the second, bigger meaner predator showed up and scared the peregrine off. Presumably the bigger bird then dined on the rapidly expiring gull.
I'm still amazed that the gull is standing. It's neck has been savaged, yet apparently the crucial blood vessels are intact. I guess Steven isn't the only tough Seagull about...
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Dec 9 12:51 PM
The real world finally put an end to that hippie, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, crap.
classicman Sunday Dec 9 01:05 PM
I'm just not buyin it.
xoxoxoBruce Sunday Dec 9 01:07 PM
Sorry, no refunds.
classicman Sunday Dec 9 01:09 PM
But I have my receipt!
Sundae Sunday Dec 9 01:55 PM
Sheldonrs Sunday Dec 9 02:33 PM
Good thing the seagull didn't asked for a Brazillian wax.
ViennaWaits Friday Dec 14 06:14 PM
That made my day. Fabulous.
HungLikeJesus Friday Dec 14 06:21 PM
If a chicken can live 18 months without a head, I don't see why this bird wouldn't do just fine with a minor flesh wound on its neck.