Sunday, November 25, 2012

Black Friday

Tompkins Square had its own share of post-Thanksgiving frenzy on Black Friday.  Rats were going for a dime a dozen and, as one hawk sank its claws into a tasty rat snack, an aggressive squirrel (who I'm sure had been camped out all night in anticipation of the holiday bargains), tried unsuccessfully to drive its rival away.

The ballsy approach...
Hawk vs squirrel

Are you nuts?
Hawk vs squirrel

Don't you dare!
Hawk vs squirrel

In the end, the hawk gets back to its rat-spagetti...
Hawk eating rat 

Check out GammaBlog for a great video of the confrontation.

See more hawk photos here

6 comments:

Michael Natale said...

Cool, you got some stills of the scene. Love that tough-guy squirrel with a peanut in it's mouth like a cigar.

marty wombacher said...

Great photos and I loved the captions!

Goggla said...

Thanks, Marty - it was quite a show!

Goggla said...

Haha, I think this little tough guy will learn an unfortunate lesson one of these days.

Hekky Catz said...

I used to get mugged by a squirrel on the way home for shopping. He would jump up and down in front of me and demand food. He was picky too.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Love your documentation! My husband is still traumatized by a 70s squirrel ambush in Central Park...