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A Hawk just Scared the crap out of me...

I think I just lost 10 years off my life... This has been kind of a crazy week for me, with extra family things going on right now I have not had my normal time with my boys. They have been so great, we have been playing a lot of catch to help wear them out. So tonight I get home late from dropping a lasagna off at my grandmothers, the pastor was there so I took a little longer than expected and am exhausted. I go outside with the boys to play ball and decide I am going to just sit on the stairs and just throw the ball instead of joining them out in the yard. So I am throwing away and Monte is chasing it like crazy while Riley is off investigating, next thing I know this hawk comes swooping down from the side of my house right over the boys. I jumped up and he must of noticed me because he swooped back up. My heart is still racing... He was so low I swear I could have almost touched him if I was out in the yard. I have such a hard time believing a hawk would even attempt swooping down into my yard, I live in a city on a postage stamp..

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Boy Leeann, how scary! Hope you'll recuperate soon and maybe a scare-crow will keep those guys away next time?

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Wow Leeann, that's terrifying. I've never seen a hawk up close and personal.

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Oh my goodness, that's my worst nightmare! Especially with my little chihuahua. I'm always out with them, but things can happen so fast! I'm glad you're ok and so are your babies!!!


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Leeann, that is so scary! I'm glad that nothing happened!

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very scary!

i worry about coyotes at the off leash area, small dogs wouldn't stand much of a chance.

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That would really scare me too! Should you get a scare crow or something back there now?

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I have had Hawks in the yard-after birds but never the dogs-I also live in town.

Coyotes are another matter-I would be very careful and keep my dogs on lead if in an area where there are coyotes close-they will and do carry off small dogs & cats.
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That's scary! I am glad that you were around.

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We have things liek that all the time here. Even when I'm with them it's still scary how low they drop sometimes. We've found that the best time to be out with them is 4:00-6:30 in the afternoon. The hawks here aren't around as much then! I'm glad you were there!

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