Golden Eagle Shows Off Impressive Power Flying Away With Fox

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Nature & Heritage

Eagles are equally majestic and terrifying.

They can swoop down and snag fish from the water, fly off with geese, fight coyotes, I mean they’re just truly an incredible bird.

Golden eagles are one of the largest, fastest, and nimblest flying raptors in North America. They maintain a home range of up to 77 square miles, and have an average wingspan of over 6 feet.

Despite being voracious hunters, golden eagles are also fantastic parents.

Mother and father birds both take turns defending the nest, incubating the eggs, hunting for food, and feeding the chicks. Golden eagles also build some of the biggest nests in the bird world, often times 5-6 feet wide and 2 feet tall.

The largest golden eagle nest on record was an astonishing 20 feet tall and 8.5 feet wide, and they can reach a top speed of 120 miles per hour.

But speed isn’t their only impressive attribute; they also have incredible power, which is shown no better than in this video.

While there’s not many details on where this took place, a golden eagle was able to snag a fox, pin it down, then take off, carrying the poor creature to certain death.

Foxes typically weight 7 to 15 pounds, so even if this was a smaller guy, it’s still a truly impressive feat.

Hats off to the golden eagle.

Bald Eagle Drags Fish To Shore In Wisconsin Lake

Bald Eagles might be one of the most fascinating predators you can see in the wild.

Soaring high above everything, the powerful symbol of strength and freedom for entire country, I mean, it’s as majestic as a bird can be.

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to witness one hunting, you understand. They soar or perch high above, using incredible eye-sight, they swoop in and grab anything that is the target.

Their precision is simply amazing.

One of the only things that does not disappoint you when they out fish you, that’s for sure.

This video from Hayward, Wisconsin, shows something that I have heard stories of, but never have witnessed. A bald eagle gets a catch out of the water that is too big and fighting too much for it to take back off. Using it’s wings it beats its way through the water towards shore.

“Look at that big ass fish”

The eagle pulls up what looks like a large carp, and it’s easy to see why it struggled to fly and had to swim to shore. It was a large enough to feed more than this one eagle.

Hats off to the people who caught this on video, a once in a lifetime experience no doubt.

Here’s more the from the folks behind the camera:

“We were staying in a cabin in Hayward Wisconsin on the Chippewa Flowage. We were sitting in the living room with a view of the lake and noticed an eagle swimming towards our beach.

At first, I thought it was hurt but then it swam to shore with a 20-ound carp in its talons. It sat on the shore and ate the fish for a couple of hours and then came back in the morning and finished eating the Carp.

It was truly an amazing sight to see! I’m glad I was to capture it on film for others to enjoy.”

It never ceases to amaze the things wildlife do.

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