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Title: Death match: Eagle takes down deer
Post by: Gutpiles on September 24, 2013, 07:36:46 PM
From FoxNews:  full story: http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/24/death-match-eagle-takes-down-deer/ (http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/24/death-match-eagle-takes-down-deer/)

A seemingly unlikely battle between a golden eagle and a baby deer was photographed by a camera trap set up to capture poachers seeking Russia’s endangered tigers.

The three images captured by the camera cover a 2-second period, and show an adult golden eagle clinging to the deer's back. Its carcass was found two weeks later, just a few yards from the camera, initially puzzling researchers.

'I couldn't believe what I was seeing.'

- Linda Kerley of the Zoological Society of London

The paper and images appear in the September issue of the Journal of Raptor Research. Authors include Linda Kerley of the Zoological Society of London and Jonathan Slaght of the Wildlife Conservation Society.

"I saw the deer carcass first as I approached the trap on a routine check to switch out memory cards and change batteries, but something felt wrong about it. There were no large carnivore tracks in the snow, and it looked like the deer had been running and then just stopped and died." said lead author Kerley, who runs the camera trap project. "It was only after we got back to camp that I checked the images from the camera and pieced everything together. I couldn't believe what I was seeing."

Slaght noted that golden eagles have a long history of eyebrow-raising predation attempts.

(http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Scitech/eaglevsdeer.jpg)

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Title: Re: Death match: Eagle takes down deer
Post by: Big58cal on September 24, 2013, 09:51:46 PM
Yeah, I saw that today also.  Thought it was pretty cool.  O0   Pretty soon "some" bowhunters will want to put a bounty on Golden Eagles because they are too efficient in what they do and are decimating the deer population.  ;D
Title: Re: Death match: Eagle takes down deer
Post by: bohicajuan on September 24, 2013, 10:20:24 PM
Don't laugh. Some of these dildo brains in Georgia would put a bounty on eagles, hawks, owls, earthworms, bream, sunlight, Reader's Digest, Kindergarten and Swiss cheese.
Title: Re: Death match: Eagle takes down deer
Post by: John Andrews on September 25, 2013, 10:06:05 AM
Yeah, I saw that today also.  Thought it was pretty cool.  O0   Pretty soon "some" bowhunters will want to put a bounty on Golden Eagles because they are too efficient in what they do and are decimating the deer population.  ;D
  ;D Yeah on that, bo!

That's relly something, eagles taking down deer!  :shock:
Title: Re: Death match: Eagle takes down deer
Post by: MOSPARKY on September 26, 2013, 01:19:21 AM
didn't we have a vid here at one time where they were hunting deer with eagles ? The Eagle in the vid was a lot bigger than a Golden, but this pic is impressive none the less.
Title: Re: Death match: Eagle takes down deer
Post by: John Andrews on September 26, 2013, 08:02:57 AM
Yes, I remember that video.