As I opened the blinds yesterday morning I saw a large hawk in the middle of my front yard , wings out, feathers spread, fighting off an attack by a small gray squirrel ! The squirrel repeatedly jumped towards the hawk, chattering, coming within inches before quickly retreating. Over and over he pounced , climbing on stumps so he could jump towards the hawk from a height. Finally the hawk gave up and started to rise. At that point, a large red squirrel ran from under the hawk and went up into the closest tree. These two squirrels were apparently unrelated, two different species, and yet one risked its life for the other against what was surely a terrifying foe. Nature can be amazing.