I have heard so many accounts of it by now that I can't believe this isn't common knowledge. Always walk your pets on a leash, always. The vet also said that most "lost" pups that were let out to walk and you can't find them or find how they got out of a "safe" spot in the yard, chances are they could have been taken by a hawk. Please walk your little ones. If Eli had not been there she would be gone.
You can see how the pups head was in the hawks talons here.
This is the eye that was almost taken...just one more smidgen of that one talon.
Pass it on!