A red-tailed hawk, described as "elusive" in the caption of the above YouTube clip, was caught on camera Monday afternoon attempting to ingest a live mouse while onlookers watched in awe and reverence.
"It's like Animal Planet in New York City!" one man notes. "Take it," he adds, after which the bird does, in a deliberate swallow of triumph.
This isn't the first time birds of prey have run wild in our delicate city. Our own office once witnessed something just as majestic, though many famous bloggers were very afraid.