Lucas is trying to sleep, and a rather loud attention whore of a red-tailed hawk won't shut up. So Lucas deals with him. No death, but the warning that he had better quit being so annoying when he comes to. Besides, Lucas has already been woken up to where he's not going to get much sleep so he might as well have a big meal to settle him back down.
Hopefully a lesson to particularly loud, boisterous critters - you don't always need to make yourself the center of attention. It rubs people the wrong way and can piss off a large number of other critters. No, we don't want to hear your mating call, let alone have you scream it at us. Dial it back a bit, ok?
Thanks for letting me get this one off my chest, dragga.