I have very much enjoyed this thread! I have a funny one for you.
Last year I took my wife to the store, and was waiting for her in the parking lot. It was a busy day for the store, and I had to park out by the main
road that the lot butted up next to. It was getting dusk, and I was idly watching the traffic go by, when a policeman pulled a motorist over right
next to me. There was a light pole between me and them, and as soon as they pulled over, a very large red tailed hawk landed on the pole above and
appeared to be screaching at the police car, appearing to be chastising the policeman in a very persistant manner.
The policeman noticed as he walked up to the car he had pulled over, and kept looking up at the very unhappy hawk as he was talking to the motorist.
The hawk continued his screaching and menacing looks, which was obviously disconcerting to the policeman. As he walked back to his car with the
drivers documentation, he made a shooing motion at the hawk and said "Get out of here!" in an agitated voice.
The hawk started dancing from foot to foot and bobbing his head up and down and his screeches got very excited indeed! It was hilarious to see the cop
hurriedly shuffle to his car and duck into his sanctuary. The hawk remained in attendance for a good 5-10 minutes and I laughed till I had tears in my
eyes as I observed the policeman leaning forward and looking upwards nervously, hoping the hawk would go away, but it did not!
He got out once again, and the hawk was beating it's wings as if to say "YOU get out of here!" as it screeched down and glared at the officer with
it's feathers all fluffed up making it look even bigger. It was indeed an intimidating sight and I believe if we had been in a less travelled area he
may have shot it lol.
I observed the officer to hurriedly hand the driver back his documents and with no further ado he got back in his car and both of them left, to which
the hawk immediately calmed down and flew off, following the police car up the road as if to escort him from the area!
I laughed my proverbial butt off at the whole exchange. I think that hawk saved the driver a ticket and I loved seeing that officer berated like that.
Gave me a much needed belly laugh!
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