Why crow fights hawk
Secretly, Hawk began to think to himself: "Crow eats too much. What do I get from him?" Hawk had forgotten all of the times that Crow's "CAW!" had saved him from danger.
Meanwhile, Crow began to think: "I have saved Hawk many times from danger and all I get are these dried up scraps of fur. Barely enough for a bug!"
Both had the same thought: "I don't need HIM."
The flower of their friendship had begun to wilt. Crow and Hawk stopped helping each other.
One day, Hawk caught a chubby mouse. He glided on soft currents of air to his favorite dining nook, in his favorite tree. Just as he was about to take his first bite, Hawk heard a loud "SCREEE!" just behind him. Startled Hawk dropped his meal and wrapped his wings around himself as protection for the attack - which never came. Hawk had been tricked. Thru his feathers, he watched Falcon swoop down and deftly catch the mouse that would have been his meal. No one had warned him that Falcon was near.
Meanwhile, skinny Crow searched for food. he was very hungry but he was too proud to ask hawk for help. After many days of no food, skeleton Crow thought to himself: "That Hawk, he's so fat he can barely fly! I will steal a meal from him." Crow had heard how Falcon tricked Hawk out of his dinner. "If it worked for him then it will work for me."
Crow hid in Hawk's favorite tree where the leaves were thick. Soon, dinner time arrived and so did Hawk. If Crow had lips, he would have licked them as he saw the fat mouse in Hawk's talons. Without a sound, Crow dropped from his hiding place. Just like Falcon. Crow crowed his best Falcon impersonation: "SCRAAWW!" only inches from Hawk's head.
To Crow's surprise, Hawk did not drop his meal in fright. Hawk opened his wings and spun. Startled Crow crashed into Hawk and the mouse-meal popped out of Hawk's beak. Crow and Hawk raced towards the ground below where the stunned prey had fallen. Hawk got there first and grabbed the mouse with his talons. Crow "CAAAWWW"ed in exasperation and chased after Hawk.
Even today, if you watch the sky closely, you can see crow fighting hawk for that same mouse.