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Lunchtime Special: Carroll Gardens Hawk Dines on Squirrel

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[Photo courtesy of PMFA]

We do love our urban wildlife in all its shapes and forms. In any case, here's a shot of the hawk that lives in or near Carroll Park on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens having some squirrel for lunch. We suppose it's a more uplifting story in a sad kind of way than the one in today's Daily News about how Williamsburg, Greenpoint and Brooklyn Heights have more rats than central and south Brooklyn neighborhoods. (Unclear who counted and how it was done, but feel free to insert a comment about hipsters and rats.) This could, however, explain why the hawk chose Carroll Gardens squirrel for lunch today, although the park once had a notoriously large rat population. Could be the hawk had a role in cutting it.
· Elusive Carroll Park Hawk Caught on Camera [PMFA]
· Creepy tails of the city [NYDN]