Hawk-eye in the sky

December 11, 2013 

Sammie Rhoades of Lee’s Summit was greeted the morning of Dec. 9 with an uncommon sight in his backyard. This hawk perched on Rhoades and wife Maxine’s property in the 400 block of S.E. Richardson Place spent nearly three hours there before scurrying off but not before the hawk enjoyed a breakfast of champions. “He came down and grabbed a rabbit and squeezed that rabbit and killed him and started eating him right where he is sitting now,” Sammie Rhoades said before his wife, an artist, added: “Sammie woke me up at 8:30 to see it and he had already been watching it do all this other stuff. I tried to draw a picture of (the hawk).”

TORIANO PORTER/ — the Journal

Sammie Rhoades of Lee’s Summit was greeted the morning of Dec. 9 with an uncommon sight in his backyard. This hawk perched on Rhoades and wife Maxine’s property in the 400 block of S.E. Richardson Place spent nearly three hours there before scurrying off but not before the hawk enjoyed a breakfast of champions. “He came down and grabbed a rabbit and squeezed that rabbit and killed him and started eating him right where he is sitting now,” Sammie Rhoades said before his wife, an artist, added: “Sammie woke me up at 8:30 to see it and he had already been watching it do all this other stuff. I tried to draw a picture of (the hawk).”

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