The other day I was outside reading and watching Riley as he was playing in the backyard. We live on a hill - the house is on a flat spot and then the hill swoops down. There are some trees on the hill. The entire property is fenced so Riley has free run. He likes to stand on the edge of the hill and watch the neighborhood and sometimes he'll explore the hill. He's 10.5 pounds. So he's at the edge of the hill and I'm under the patio cover and all of a sudden I see a hawk swoop down. This bird had a HUGE wing span. Then the hawk circled and started back. I stood at the top of the hill waving my hands and generally make a fool out of myself. Would a hawk go for a 10.5 pound dog? Riley is never outside alone but he's not tethered to me outside either.