Our kindly island veterinarian regaled me with a local horror story.
A woman brought her poodle mix into the hospital. Apparently while romping outside the little doggie became a target for a very ambitious bird of prey. The hawk or whatever swooped down and drove it’s talons into the poor pooch then tried to fly away with him.
Luckily the hawk only got the dog 5 feet or so off the ground before the weight forced him to drop the little guy. The fact that the dog was fat was probably what saved him.
He had puncture wounds and scratches, but was otherwise fine.
My husband and I try very hard to make sure our small dog is a healthy weight. I’m starting to think of fattening him up. Just how big was this hawk anyway?