Happy Friggin' Holidays

Although the Holiday Season is supposed to be a time for celebration and for reconnecting with family and friends, a few tragic stories inevitably come to pass. I'm sure many of you have read the news recently and are well aware of some of the ugliness that went down over the past few days. But I never thought something as terrible as a murder would take place right in my own back yard during the holidays.

He Never Saw It Coming...

My wife and I are both animal lovers. We keep a couple of bird feeders out year-round and also feed the squirrels, chipmunks, and other assorted furry creatures through the winter, so the yard is usually filled with an abundance of animals and birds. Once in a while, an opportunistic predator will take advantage of our situation though, and use our backyard as an all you can eat buffet.

Today, an unfortunate pigeon got whacked by a hungry Red-Tail Cooper's Hawk. I grabbed the camera and snapped off a few shots of the carnage to keep for evidence, just in case the authorities come snooping around.