I spend a lot of time searching for stuff on Flickr, and I often run across amazing things just by accident. The very meaning of serendipity! Today I went looking for pictures of Trafalgar Square, and encountered the picture you see to the left, of a Harris hawk on a warning sign.
"Say what?" was my first thought. I imagined the citizens of London coming to a halt, breathless as a majestic wild raptor swooped down from the skies, only to perch atop a sign which seems to be warning of a cable stretching across the pavement.
Frankly this seemed pretty implausible, even to me. I looked a little more closely, and thought I spotted jesses dangling from the hawk's feet. In another picture from the same Flickr user, I confirmed the presence of jesses.