Speechless, thank you Cal that was awesome
More like a Balled Eagle… great big ones. That was amazing.
And somewhere nearby lurked a Ghurka, awaiting the return of his hunting partner.
That was jaw-dropping.
I’ll direct everyone to the wiki on GE predation on ungulates for interesting tidbits. Note in particular - As previously described, the “low flight with sustained grip attack” is the main method of predation used on ungulates and can take anywhere from a few seconds to at least 15 minutes to kill the prey. Straight out of that photo.
ETA: Kind of humbling to think you might be at the extreme outlier end of appropriate prey size for a desperate eagle :eek:.
I’ll raise you, a video of a jaguar attack on a caiman.
Who says dinosaurs are extinct?!? :dubious: :eek:
I killed a deer last night, but that was by car. That eagle has me beat by miles…:eek:
Damn. Golden eagles in Russia take down prey 10 times their size, while bald eagles in America cry like giggling school girls. Thanks Obama.
I read a short story called “The Erne from the Coast” by T. O. Beachcroft, in which an eagle kills a sheep (maybe a lamb). It’s a great story, but I wondered if any eagle was really big enough to do that. (The author has a character describe the eagle as being the largest he’s ever seen.)
Bald eagle drops fawn on power lines in Missouri.
That jaguar must have been really, really hungry! :eek:
I’ll think about this video the next time I go down to the ol’ swimmin’ hole.
Ambush predator, my ass! A CAT took on a GATOR in WATER? And Won? :eek:
Probably wanted his dinner nice and crispy…
Does this mean the mystery of the mutilated livestock has been solved?!?
The “no footprints in the snow” should have been a dead giveaway. :rolleyes:
According to this clip from Ireland they don’t. Whether they can or not is another matter, but white-tailed sea eagles (which are the eagles most often called Ernes) prefer fish (bald eagles are fish-eaters, too).
How about lion vs. two cheetahs?
How aboutlion vs. tiger?