Hawk Misses by a Hare


Occurred on August 14, 2020 / Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA

Info from Licensor: "My wife had just left a basket on the steps in front of our house. Our security camera captured a Cooper's Hawk swooping in on a hare eating grass right next to the basket. The hare made an incredible leap into the basket and rode it down the stairs in a remarkable escape. The hawk barely misses with his talons as the hare jumped. The hawk immediately attacks with its beak, but the basket rolled and protected the hare as it rolled down the stairs. The hare then ran under the nearest vehicle to safety leaving the hawk a bit hungry and frustrated."