Maybe you know the story If you Give a Mouse a Cookie. The story starts, if you give a mouse a cookie, he’s going to want a glass of milk to go with it. Then he will want to make sure he doesn’t have a milk mustache and so on. He will clean the floors, he’ll get tired, he’ll draw a picture, he’ll get thirsty and need a straw again. If you give him the milk, he’ll want a cookie to go with it.
Its a funny story, but I am NOT going to give a mouse a cookie. But, I will give a hawk a mouse!
One day Momma and Daddy saw a mouse in the house in the kitchen. Then a couple of days later, Audrey was downstairs in Momma and Daddy’s room.
“Momma! I saw the mouse, I saw the mouse, I saw the mouse!” She was jumping up and down while saying, “it was this little.” She said the tail was “LOOONNGGG and pink”.
Daddy went downstairs and caught the mouse. I ran downstairs with a Tupperware bowl and lid. Daddy got a paper disk, put it under the Tupperware, and turned the Tupperware right side up. Then he put the lid on.
Daddy brought it upstairs and Audrey wanted to show it to Momma. Momma said “NO! I do NOT want to see a MOUSE!”
We took the mouse outside. We put it on the ground. Then, after Daddy came inside, a hawk swooped down and caught the mouse! We watched the hawk go on to one of the trees in our yard and eat the mouse! Yummy to the hawk, but eww to me!
We watched with binoculars as it ate the mouse. I have two bird books and we researched to see what the hawk was. It turned out to be a Red tailed Hawk, the most common type in North America, at least in our yard.
The hawk ate the mouse all up, and then flew away. A little while later, we saw the hawk again, but this time it was even closer. We saw him, but he took off after a rabbit. That was the last time we have seen him for awhile.