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Hunting Squirrels, Goshawk Style [VIDEO]

A hungry goshawk does what goshawks do best: make lunch out of a squirrel.

This incredible, high-definition video shows the beauty and ferocity of a goshawk hunting its prey in stunning slow-motion.


Goshawks inhabit the temperate areas of the northern hemisphere. They are one of the few birds from the Accipiter genus found in both North America and Eurasia. Known as one of the only true hawks, the goshawk is a formidable predator and a beautiful bird.

The Smithsonian YouTube Channel has an abundance of videos with excellent photography and stunning story lines. This video showcases the goshawk’s predatory skills versus the prey’s survival tactics.

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Hunting Squirrels, Goshawk Style [VIDEO]