Do red-tailed hawks eat small dogs?
Even very small dogs may be too heavy for a hawk or owl to carry, although it’s still possible that large raptors might attack them. For instance, black-tailed jackrabbits can reach the weight of a small dog (6 pounds) and are a fairly common prey item for Red-tailed Hawks in the western United States.
What kills red-tail hawks?
One of the greatest enemies of the red tailed hawk is the great horned owl. The owls regularly hunt red tailed hawks and their chicks. In fact, great horned owls kill over 30% of nestlings in some populations.
Can you feed red-tailed hawk?
It is not acceptable, however, to deliberately feed hawks. Do not bait raptors with pet mice, raw meat, or other treats, however well-intentioned. If natural prey is available, the birds will find it.