I wish I had my camera....or I wish I was there to see it from the beginning.
I opened the gate to the backyard.......to let Snotdog run in the snow. It took my mind a minute to grasp what was happening. A hawk type bird was de-feathering a large bird (one that he most likely killed I'm assuming) and when I opened the gate he grabbed the carcus in his talons and flew away!!! Was a pretty big bird too that he carted off! I went over to the feathers to see if I could determine what type of bird he killed....I don't really know....but judging by the feathers, it was a pretty big one....Not only did he leave the feathers, but he left the beak too!
It's nature taking it's course. It didn't gross me out or anything. Kinda made me glad to see that the wild life is still around (not the people kind either). hehe. Hub would have been delighted to see that too.