Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hunting with Rio

From a bird who "snarled" at all dogs (you have to hear a Harris to believe the noise they make), Rio has progressed to a hunting partnership with Ataika.

He is sitting on top of the cholla cactus above the bank beside Taik-- apologies for photo quality.

He usually rides on a T- perch walking stick when there are no easy trees above.

Unfortunately both rabbits he chased this morning escaped into this hole under a packrat's nest. He almost caught the second head- on, but missed and touched the ground, which slowed him up a bit. But it was gratifying to see him chase the quarry with Ataika just below, focusing on the same thing. They both ended up looking at the hole from about a foot away.

Work beckons-- here we are homeward bound.


Matt Mullenix said...

Sighthound at heel, Harris on pole. Hmmmmm. There is SOMETHING familiar about that scene!

Don't tell me. I'll think of it.

Chas S. Clifton said...

When you walk with the hawk on the T-pole, doesn't it seem like the rest of the legion should be marching behind you?

mdmnm said...

Nice photos - they capture that soft morning fall light really well. Glad to see you all are getting out.

Clifton- Hah!

Steve Bodio said...

Chas-- Libby had the same thought.

Anonymous said...

I'm flat-out jealous,,,,,,