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On an otherwise normal, sunny day, a bird of prey rode around on the hood of a moving car near downtown Los Angeles.

The hawk, likely a red-tailed hawk common to the city, landed on the car and wouldn’t budge for 15 minutes, reports The Eastsider. The bird didn’t move even as the car drove through the city’s palm-lined streets.

“He’s staring at us like he’s staring into our souls,” one of the passengers says in a YouTube video documenting the incident.

It may have been a younger, immature bird, exploring its urban world. Or perhaps the predator had another, elusive agenda.

Eventually the hawk flew off. But not before thrilling Angeleno dwellers, both in the car and on the street. Read more…

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