My goodness, the Holy Crap factor is majorly spiking this week!
Thanks to Jennifer who alerted me to a link of photos that her mother took of a young red-tailed hawk that tried to get a snake and things went a bit wonky. Click here to view the photos. There are three photos of the hawk in an awkward position--don't worry, the hawk gets away. Although, if snakes ook you out, you may not want to follow the link.
This is a good example of how young raptors have to learn some hard lessons on not only what to hunt, but how to hunt.