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A cache by slackjaw101 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 01/09/2012
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1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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A hawks diet mainly consists of small mammals, but also includes birds and reptiles. Mice, chipmunks, squirrels, woodchucks, shrews, bats, snakes, fish, and insects are all on this guy's menu.

Now if that doesn't have your mouth watering, check out what's being dished up on the menu here.

You're looking for a small container, logbook only, though big enough to hold some small coins. Bring your own writing stick and have a bite!

Congrats to RebelGTP & Smurfy98 on Firsts to Find!!!

Hawks are carnivores (meat eaters) that belong to the category of birds known as raptors -- birds of prey. They have strong, hooked beaks; their feet have three toes pointed forward and one turned back; and their claws, or talons, are long, curved and very sharp. Prey is killed with the long talons and, if it is too large to swallow whole, it is torn to bite-sized pieces.

Hawks in general eat small animals. This includes other birds, mice, rats, rabbits, squirrels, snakes, lizards, insects, fish, bats, and the young of larger animals, if given the chance, during an unguarded moment.

Based on general body shape and flight habits, hawks are classified into different groups (genera): the most common being the Accipiters and the Buteos.

The Sharp-shinned Hawk, the Cooper's Hawk and the Goshawk are Accipiters. They have long tails and short, rounded wings that enable them to dart through and around trees in pursuit of other birds, their principal prey. Typically, they fly low with a series of rapid wing beats followed by a brief period of sailing, then another series of wing beats. Accipiters are associated with brush and timbered areas.

The Buteos are the largest of the hawks. They are the broad-winged, broad-tailed soaring hawks that are more readily seen because of their habit of circling high in the air or perching in dead trees or on telephone poles along the road. They include the Red-tailed, the Red-shouldered, the Swainson's, the Rough-legged and the Ferruginous hawks.

The eyesight of a hawk is eight times as powerful as a human's. It has been said that a hawk, if capable of reading, could read a newspaper from as high as seven stories and spot a field mouse from a distance of a mile away.

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