Originally Posted by jobberone
I've seen a ?kite in Africa take a goat (kid) so they can lift more than you'd think.
I've also had a hawk fly within a foot of me trying to catch a quail. The quail flew into me then ran into a hedge. We were rabbit hunting and there were three of us and several dogs.
I was deer hunting a few years back and walking down a fence line when I saw a small covey of quail running down the fence line in front of me. I caught a screech owl out of the corner of my eye diving at the quail. Much to the owl's disappointment the quail were on the opposite side of the fence and he couldn't see that. He smashed the bob wire fence at full speed and scared the hell out of the quail. I stopped and just watched him stand there dazed for what seemed like minutes before he finally flew away. He flew home hungry that night.