in Hmm Weekly
on March 14, 2021

IN RESPONSE TO last week’s account of a red-tailed hawk eating a squirrel, we received the following letter, which contains a description of carnivorous behavior:

The scuzzy Milwaukee version of this is when I was with my kids on the way to see the Bucks and we saw a dead pigeon floating in the Milwaukee River with a seagull perched on top of the corpse like a raft, eating the guts out of it.

—Jordan Ellenberg, Madison Wisconsin

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