The Crow Was Eating What?!

As I prepared breakfast this morning, I glanced out the kitchen window and saw a crow.  Not a grackle, mind you, but a crow.  It was in my neighbors yard, and it was eating something.

I stared for quite some time, trying to puzzle out what exactly it was eating.  The crow was quite set on consuming as much of this feast as possible, and nothing else was capable of catching its attention.  Very unusual, in my opinion.  Crows have a tendency to notice everything around them at all times, which is one of their most interesting qualities, in my opinion.

Whatever it was eating was red at the top, with white hanging down from it.  At first, I thought it was an apple. After a while, however, I realized that the white area wasn't rigid, so that couldn't be right.

In an effort to tear away at its food, it kicked up some grass.  Gray grass.

But grass isn't...



It was eating a small animal.  I'm still not sure what the animal was, considering that when I went to inspect the area a while later there was nothing left but scattered fur patches.

It could be squirrel, but the hair looked softer than I would imagine squirrel fur to be, and it was all uniform in length.

Here's a close-up of two patches of fur, side by side.  It could be squirrel, because the colors are right...

But I haven't seen the two rabbits that have been frequenting the yard across the street since then, and even though I've only seen them from a distance the color is the same as theirs is...  Was???

I honestly don't know the answer.  I'll definitely be keeping an eye out to see if the rabbits that visit the neighbor's yard return, though!