Friday, November 8, 2013

Corralitas Drive: Ratcatcher!

Photo: Esteban Gonzalez, November 6, 2013, 9:30 AM.  If you look really closely you can see the large rodent head with large round ears & long tail (probably rat) in the talons of the Red Tailed Hawk on the 2 Freeway retaining wall on Corralitas Drive just north of Rosebud Ave.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

It's always exciting to witness a successful hawk hunt.  Gonzalez said in an email, "Guess what?  A Hawk swooped in front of me and caught a mouse behind the freeway wall. He/she stayed there for a bit, posed for a pic and flew away with lunch."  Gonzalez was able to snap a quick photo with his phone. 

We wonder how installation of sound walls between Rosebud & Oak Glen on the Allesandro Street side of the southbound 2 Freeway, will affect the varied wildlife who live and hunt on there.