February 27, 2024

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A golden eagle snatches a baby goat from the top of a cliff and takes it in high flight

A golden eagle snatches a baby goat from the top of a cliff and takes it in high flight

How in the world is this even possible?

There have been a lot of “big birds carrying things” videos in recent years, but this may be the wildest yet. We have seen Bald eagles carry fish And Extracting foxes And Baby lambsall of which fail in comparison to these final shots of a golden eagle in action.

Golden eagles are some of the largest and most powerful birds of prey on the planet. They are found in various environments across North America, Eurasia and parts of Africa, and are known to be as majestic and deadly as any other winged creature in the sky.

Speaking of wings, their wings span an impressive six to eight feet, and their bodies usually measure less than three feet. Although their size is intimidating in and of themselves, they eke out their survival thanks to their sharp beak and powerful claws (combined with their remarkable long-range eyesight).

These massive birds are capable of diving at speeds in excess of 150 miles per hour, and when you combine this skill with the fact that they have the strongest grip of any bird of prey, capturing animals of any size is a fairly easy task for them.

Golden eagles usually stick to small to medium-sized mammals, such as rabbits and badgers, but sometimes they can handle a much heavier load, which brings us to the amazing video below. If you've never seen a bird carry what is essentially a full-grown deer across the sky, prepare yourself.

In the clip, which is currently going viral, a golden eagle scans a mountainside in search of its next meal. When he sees a chamois (basically a cross between a goat and a deer), the eagle decides he's ready to test his strength in hopes of getting a feast.

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The golden eagle swoops down and grabs the little chamois by the head with its talons, lifting it effortlessly off the ground. Then it starts flapping its wings and lifts itself and its prey into the air and carries it to find a good place to land for dinner.

Once he lands with the chamois, he emits a shrieking call into the surrounding mountain valleys, claiming the prey as his own. Could one call it nature's version of a dinner bell?

It doesn't make sense that a bird could lift such a large animal up into the air, but I guess I can't really spend too much time puzzling over it considering I can just press the play button. This is TikTok and see all the evidence I need:

@chicanodoc #eagle ♬ Original Sound – Chicano Duke

Hunters use huge golden eagles to hunt wild boar

Rifle hunting, bow hunting… eagle hunting?

In parts of Central Europe and in countries such as Kazakhstan and Mongolia, hunting vultures is a common practice. I mean, why hunt animals yourself when you can have one of those wild golden eagles do it for you?

This video comes into use from Slovakia, where they use eagles to hunt wild boar.

Pretty wild, isn't it?

The fox miraculously escapes death after being attacked by a golden eagle

That's what they call it in my neck of the woods, a fight to the death.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that eagles are incredibly agile, but also incredibly ferocious at the same time. Flying dinosaurs are basically majestic.

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The strength of the vultures' talons is so strong that they can swoop and soar with any small mammal when they want to, and they have dinner on the table all night long.

In this video we see a golden eagle trying to swoop down and catch a fox.

Fortunately, the fox saw the eagle swooping down from the sky, and had enough time to react and defend itself.

The eagle tries several times to catch the fox with its claws, but the fox is able to avoid it with its quick reflexes.

Sure enough, the fox escapes, and the golden eagle returns home empty-handed.

Perhaps the wildest part is that foxes are not even the largest creatures that golden eagles hunt. These killers will hunt bighorn sheep, deer, lynx, and even wolves.

It is very strange to imagine an eagle demolishing a feral predator like a lynx, but it is proof of how powerful these creatures are.

check it out:

helluva shot: