Kitty, meet Hawk
A hawk then flew into the branches. Sharp-shinned or Cooper's? I couldn't tell; its head wasn't visible amid the leaves.
The cat's focus latched onto the hawk's position. The four-legged creature began looking at the nearby branches and figuring out how to get to the raptor. It nimbly hopped a couple times before the hawk flew to a farther branch.
I began wondering, "Should I do something here? I sincerely doubt the cat will get to the hawk... but if it gets really close, I'll try to distract the cat." Honestly, how arrogant is that to think that I could protect a bird of prey, that it would need my assistance?
The dance between the cat and hawk lasted maybe two minutes. The pet never got within seven feet of the bird, which abruptly left the tree.
Now I'm wondering about leaving an ABC Cats Indoors flyer on the house's mailbox. What do you think?