This morning I received an email report that someone in our neighborhood shot and killed a red tailed hawk. That thoughtless person violated several laws and killed an important creature. These raptors keep the population of rodents such as rats, rabbits, and chipmunks down.
There are federal laws against killing hawks and local/state laws against discharging a firearm in a residential neighborhood. I hope the person who did this is caught as we do not have enough hawks around here.
I am saddened that this has happened.