The morning was cool with the sun just breaking through the morning marine layer. A strange occurance was taking place on the power wires running behind the house. A squirrel going east and a rat going west on the same wire. I was drinking my morning coffee and watching the event on the wire. Whicn animal would prevail, the squirrel or the rat. When they were with in 4 of 5 feet they stopped and stared at each other. Would they fight or would they both turn and go their separate ways? Would one give in and back away? If so, which one?
Then there was a hawk soaring above. Would they see it? Would it attack? Which was breakfast? The squirrel? The rat? They were oblivious of the Hawk. I was hoping the rat would be the main course but that was not to be. The Hawk swooped, grabbed the squirrel and was gone. The rat continued along the wire as if nothing had happened.
He must have been a banker.