Hawk Catching a Rabbit, Ready to Launch from the Parkway in Arlington Heights

Hawk ready to launch with its prey — a rabbit.

The hawk swooped down on rabbit and knocked it unconscious, waited a few seconds, then got a firm grip with its talons, looked around and took off into a pine tree in northern Arlington Heights bout 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 5th, 2008.

Hawk with a rabbit pinned to a tree branch with its talons.