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While watching a large flock of some 35 rock doves ground feeding a hawk
flashed into view and took one of the suddenly fleeing Rock Doves to the
ground. The others all disappeared to a roof top they favor. 

As the Hawk prepared to dine while standing on the pigeon and plucking
feathers, the captive, coming back to life, broke loose and tried to escape.
It made it into the air about 25 to 30 feet with the hawk in hot pursuit,
when the flock appeared again and flew into the path of the two birds. In
the confusion the hawk lost its prey.

Sure looked like a rescue.