No, I’m not talking about some sports mascot. I’m so sports-illiterate that I probably wouldn’t even be able to tell you if there was a sports mascot that was a hawk, or which sport they were a mascot for. I’m talking about Buteo jamaicensis, the Red-tailed Hawk. I was walking back to Hewitt from the campus center, and this hawk swooped by, about 2 feet off the ground, coming up from Mocon circle and into the courtyard. He harassed a squirrel a little bit, before perching on the railing connecting hewitt 9 and 10.
Reactions from passers-by were quite amusing. One girl, upon seeing it/having it pointed out to her, took two steps backwards and nearly fell over.