What Are Some Predators of the Hawk?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 18, 2020 8:45:15 PM ET

Predators of the hawk include great-horned owls, raccoons and red foxes. In the wild, the lifespan of the hawk is approximately 15 years.

Although the hawk has a limited number of predators, it preys on a host of different critters. Hawks will eat all sorts of small mammals, including mice, chipmunks and squirrels. They are also known to eat snakes, frogs, turtles, salamanders, lizards, ducks, toads, crows, doves, robins, centipedes, grasshoppers and crickets, among other insects, birds, reptiles and small mammals.

Hawks are classified as raptors, also known as birds of prey. The hawk can grow up to 25 inches in length and weigh about 4 pounds with a wingspan that can be as large as 4 feet.