And I wondered why the sudden bold appearance here. Rodents, of course, are not my favorite things. I figured last night's encounter might have occurred because our neighbor with the outdoor cat undoubtedly took the poor thing inside last night given the freezing temperatures. So the feline policeman was not on duty per usual.
But the cold light of dawn revealed another potential explanation.
|Something predatory sitting atop the light pole near the intersection of West Walker and Centerpointe Drive first thing this frosty morning. Let's have a closer look.|
|He's giving me the cold shoulder, literally and figuratively. A hawk, probably a red-tail, on the look-out for breakfast, but refusing to make eye contact with me, whom he knew was nearby but did not care to engage.|
So the world didn't come to an end today as some believe it would (humorous URL, that one), but it might yet come to an end for one rather large rodent. A large bird of prey has the peripheral areas under surveillance, and my husband has already began a trap-a-thon campaign.