I chased a hawk out of my yard with a pool skimmer!
(I’ll give you a moment for the visual to sink in.)
Crazed woman chasing wildlife with pool skimmer
We have a humongous Arborvitae tree that the birds use as an apartment house/nursery. There must be chicks in the nest.
I noticed a lot of commotion and squawking from the Jay’s.
Then I saw the hawk swoop down.
I don’t know what possessed me to intervene.
But the poor Jay’s were beside themselves trying to keep the hawk out of the tree, and before I knew what I was doing I grabbed the first thing I could think of and went running!
(I can only imagine what the German vacationers swimming in the pool across the canal must have thought as they saw this crazy American woman running around her yard swinging a pool skimmer and yelling at a hawk!)