Interview with the Red-tailed Hawk of Halloween Hikes

Answers to all your burning questions

Along the well-lit trails of Halloween Hikes you will meet many woodland characters. They love to greet each group and share information about their natural lives in an entertaining way.

But have you ever wondered what they are doing when not at Halloween Hikes? Or what they do to get ready for the big night?

We tracked down the Red-tailed Hawk to ask what he does in his free time along with other questions you may have wondered! We promise you will learn some interesting facts!

First of all, what do the other characters at Halloween Hikes call you?

They call me Your Highness. Or they’d better.

Where do you hang out when not on the trails at Halloween Hikes?

I usually spend my days in open areas where I can soar in the sky and perch on branches to survey my kingdom.


Why do you want to share your story at Halloween Hikes?

I believe our guests will enjoy themselves as part of a non-scary educational event, and they will benefit from learning more about me and the important role I play in the natural order of things.


How long have you been a part of Halloween Hikes?

3 hauntingly memorable years! I joined the Halloween Hikes crew not that long ago!

Who is your favorite other Halloween Hikes character to hang out with?

Are you kidding? I don’t hang out with that riff-raff.

What do you do to get ready for your big nights?

I do a lot of preening. Sometimes I have my talons get a nice pedicure.

What is your favorite part of the evening?

Getting to greet the kids and grown ups and tell them about how I keep this ecosystem so perfectly well-balanced as an apex predator.

What do you do after an evening on the trails at Halloween Hikes?

I turn in for the night because it’s way past my bedtime. After all, I am no night owl, you know. And I do need my beauty rest.

Tell us your favorite joke!

My favorite joke is inviting chipmunks, squirrels, mice, and other critters to dine with me. I tell them, “I’d just loooooove to have you for supper.” And they fall for it. Ha, ha, ha!


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Red-tailed Hawk. There is much more that you can only hear at Halloween Hikes on the woodland trails!

Halloween Hikes at the Chattahoochee Nature Center

October 23, 24, and 30 | 6-10PM

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