What more can you ask from a dog? Not much, that there is a loyal protector of his own.
The sad truth is, our pets provide an easy meal many times for these predators. Especially the ones up in the sky. They can spot them out far away and hit them when no one is expecting it.
Bald eagles are a huge bird of prey, weighing in around 10-12 pounds on average and a wing span up to 7.5 feet. That’s a bird that needs to eat and knows how to get the job done.
Eagles love small mammals from foxes to marmots, so a smaller dog definitely is not out of the picture when it comes to meal time. Hell, in Asia, a golden eagle even tried to fly off with an 8 year old girl.
In rural areas, its very common to let your fury friends outside with little to no eyes on them. It’s just the way of life. The dogs are okay out there by themselves most of the time.
This was not one of those times unfortunately…
A juvenile bald eagle (why its head isn’t white) swooped in and got a death grip on a small dog… that was, until his buddy came to the rescue.
Another dog comes in and nips at the bird enough to get the other dog free and clear. And from the ground, the eagle doesn’t nearly the advantage that it does in the air.