Wow, this is impressive.
The bald eagle is notorious for being one of the fiercest birds on the planet, and needless to say, their prey is truly no match for them.
I mean, they aren’t our America’s bird for nothing, right?
Adult bald eagles have a distinctive appearance with a white head and tail, dark brown body, and a wingspan that can reach up to 7 feet. They have a sharp, hooked beak and powerful talons adapted for catching and gripping prey.
Found primarily in North America, ranging from Alaska and Canada to the contiguous United States and northern Mexico. they are generally located in areas near large bodies of water, such as coastlines, rivers, lakes, and marshes, where they can find an abundant food supply… especially fish.
Opportunistic hunters, they mainly feed on fish, but they also eat other prey such as birds, mammals, and carrion. They are known for their impressive hunting skills, using their keen eyesight to spot prey from high in the sky and diving down at high speeds over 100mph to catch it.
It’s truly a sight to behold. Every time I see one of these bald eagle’s snatch a fish out of the water at high speeds I feel like I have to pick my jaw up from off the floor.
And here we are yet again.
In this video, you can see a bald eagle lurking on a tree, as it notices a salmon come to the surface of the water below it.
In a split second decision, the bald eagle decides to make its attack on the fish from the quite the distance, and swiftly flies over the water and snatches the salmon along with it.
Perhaps the wildest part of the video is just how smooth the eagle was while snatching the fish. If you watch closely, you can see that the eagle never takes its eyes off the fish. Like a wide receiver catching a football, you can see the eagle follow the fish all the way into its clutches, before lifting its head and taking off for dry land.
Seriously, the salmon had absolutely no time to react… one minute you’re swimming along and before it know it, you’re in the talons of a bald eagle, about to be turned into dinner.
Check it out:
Bald Eagles Try To Defend Their Nest Against Attacking Bear
Survival of the fittest.
Here we have some incredibly rare and raw footage, of two of the most ruthless creatures in all of the wilderness.
We’re talking about a bald eagle, and a mother brown bear.
When it comes to protecting her cubs, mama bear is going to do whatever she can at all costs to keep them safe and healthy, until she lets them go off on their own after about 3 years.
With that being said, we have a mother brown bear with her cubs, who had just sniffed out a bald eagle’s nest.
Realizing the opportunity in front of her, she makes a move on the nest, even though there are a couple of eagles nearby. The pair of eagles do everything in their power to defend the eaglets in the nest, including swooping down in pairs and taking swipes at the bear.
Unfortunately for the nest, the bald eagles don’t appear to pose much of a threat to the mama bear, who ravages the nest while the eagles hopelessly circle above.
And according to the person filming, the eagles were devastated:
“Two eagles were sitting on it and the mother grizzly was very close to them. The grizzly bear and her cubs were eating grass right next to the nest, and the eagles were very frightened.
They likely annoyed the bear too much, and she decided to attack the nest. She jumped right into the nest, and ate the eaglets that were inside.
Her cubs watched from a short distance away all while the mother grizzly bear was getting dive-bombed by the eagles flying above. All of the footage you see in this video was recorded by my father from the boat we were on. We were a mere 50-60 feet away from this entire battle, and it was such an incredible sight, it is likely we’ll never see this again.
Within two minutes, everything was finished, and the mother grizzly went on with her day back up the hill away from the nest. The eagles sat there in despair for several hours after their babies were eaten.
The eagles abandoned their nest, and have not returned since. They have now learned their lesson to not make a nest within reach of a grizzly bear.”
As heartbreaking as it is to see a mother bald eagle hopelessly watch her eaglets die, the mama bear is simply doing everything she can to make sure her cubs and herself have enough food to survive the night.
Check it out:
Golden Eagle Rides Pronghorn, Taking Bite After Bite
Eagles… symbols of freedom, ‘Merica, and Harley Davidson, there’s a certain elegance that’s associated with eagles, especially the bald eagle.
But ain’t nothing elegant about this…
Golden eagles in particular have been known to drag mountain goats off a cliff, used to hunt wild pigs, and have even been documented trying to fly away with small children.
Skilled, ruthless hunters of the sky… when you look at your pet parakeet, eagles are more akin to flying dinosaurs then they are that bird you keep in a cage at home.
If you need any more proof, check this out.
Video was captured somewhere out West, perhaps Wyoming, featuring a golden eagle with its talons dug deep into the back of a pronghorn, or American antelope as they’re commonly known.
As the antelope stumbles about, the eagle’s talons dig deeper and deeper, as it eats the antelope alive, bite by bite.
If there’s a worse way to die, I’m not sure I’ve seen it…