yesterday i let out my 2 homers who have been in their cage for 7? months. and they first stayed around the loft then went back in. ten minutes later they both bolted out the window and around the neighborhood. they mostly pecked around on the ground. about 1 1/2 hours later the neighbor called saying something got my bird. there were feathers everywhere. there has been a fox around my neighborhood that has eaten 15 chickens, 1 duck, and now my pigeon. i looked for the other one and found it about a half hour later on the roof of a house about 5 houses down the road. i was worried it wouldn't come back but i couldn't do much about it. i waited about 1/2 hour and went back and it was still there. i felt the need to take a picture, dont know why i just did. then i turned around to look at the pic and something flew over my head and it was a big hawk... looked at the roof and the pigeon was gone. but i didnt see the bird in the hawks claws so unless it devoured it in ten seconds, he must have gotten away. so i went home hoping he would come back before it got dark, forgot to mention that this lovely pair had two 20 day old birds. they could have managed to survive along but they would be parent less. so anyway he didnt show up. today after returning from school i was out on the deck and i bent over and herd something fly over me... and look who it was.. he had returned! so he fed the babies who where very hungry. he seemed to know when i would return? but thats my storie thanks for reading.