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Photos: Eagle Attacks Deer

Postby Ben Sobieck » Thu Feb 18, 2010 7:40 am

These photos of a Golden Eagle attacking a whitetail are pretty incredible. The photos were taken Feb. 13. The photographer had this to say about the images:

I noticed a terrified White-tailed Deer that had been caught out in an open cornfield adjacent to Nachusa's Carpenter's Prairie and was attempting to flee - was this eagle just having some midday fun by scaring the deer or did it have other purposes by dive-bombing it?

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RE: Photos: Eagle Attacks Deer

Postby CAmpMEat102 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:06 am

That's pretty amazing.  Made me remember something I saw a while back on youtube.
Here's another...........truly amazing. Definitley worth the watch.

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RE: Photos: Eagle Attacks Deer

Postby paulie » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:45 am

I wonder if peta and the hsus would try to ban Golden Eagles, after seeing that video[8|] .

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RE: Photos: Eagle Attacks Deer

Postby SwampLife » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:53 am

did it really think it was going to pick it up.
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RE: Photos: Eagle Attacks Deer

Postby mightyfofaad » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:44 am


did it really think it was going to pick it up.

The bird doesn't have to pick it up, merely kill the deer, start eating & bring pieces back to the nest. Golden eagles regularly kill yearlings. Now admittedly, this deer was a little on the "too big" side, but some animals are really tough or think they are.

20 years ago my neighbor's Jack Russell terrier used to play with my Doberman & German Shepherd. There were times that terrier would get pissed off & literally attack either of my dogs. Did he think he could win? Obviously he thought enough of himself that he thought he could.

Same thing with that eagle. He thought he could kill that deer & if you don't think he had the weapons to kill that deer ... check out this photo below.


They just sink those razor sharp talons into the deer's neck & hold on till it's over.

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