Hawk & Bobcat Go Head To Head In Epic Staredown

Bobcat Hawk

Woohoo, what a fight.

There’s just something about seeing a predator in action that is remarkably cool. Throw in a second predator of a different species and we have ourselves a real battle on our hands.

Each predator is different in their methods of hunting but often have the same goals; get as much food while using the least amount of energy.

This is every hunter’s dream in all reality though. Even us hunters and outdoorsmen wish we could get the great big bull elk with next to no effort regardless of how much we all say we love the chase. We would take the easy route for a big boi every time.

Most of the time, predators don’t clash. They almost seem to be aware of each other and more often than not stay clear and let each other carry on about their business. But, every once in a while, a predator will catch wind of another one and think it’s time for a good old fashioned showdown.

The only issue with this, is that more often than not, these animals all know how to have a scrap.

This seems to be the situation here. We don’t have the full story, but if I was a betting man, I would say the hawk wanted to have a go at the bobcat and the initial attack didn’t go as planned.

We see a hawk on its back, talons in the air in defense mode as the bobcat approaches. The hawk is playing pure defense as it’s out of its element in a ground fight.

The bobcat seemingly toys with the hawk as it tries to claw at it, no real way in to attack without getting some talons to the face.

The two stare each other down before realizing that they come from the same place and are in for a wild fight before it will be over. A fight that probably just isn’t worth it.

Cooler heads prevails and both live to fight another day.


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