/ Eagle vs Fox Who takes home the Rabbit? #1
- Oct 22, 2017
- Kitsap, WA
- Kubota, Massey, Iseki
Saw the video this morning. That was one lucky fox - he could have been the target instead of the rabbit. He was young, and hopefully learned a valuable lesson! The photographer said the fox landed safely and was playing with his siblings.
I watched a bald eagle grab a salmon and he couldn't get airborne so he flew to shore and dropped/rammed it against the rocky cliff. Had to grab it again and repeated the action. Quite smart that one I thought. He got a great meal.I have noticed bald eagles are real bullies -- they will wait for an osprey to catch a fish, and then steal it away. Ospreys tend to be hard working birds, and it's sad to see them get pushed around.
One time I was out working on my property with my tractor and eagles were harassing an osprey who gave up and dropped his fish right near me. Eagles wouldn't come get the fish with me there though. I hung out there for 10-15 minutes until the eagles went away. Not on my watch you bald bullies!
I've even see the eagles stealing from each other. Watched two bozo eagles crash through a stand of pine trees while fighting over a fish.
For what is supposed to be a majestic national bird, they are really not a class act.
We have lots of bald eagles around this time of year. At low tide we have about 20 or so that stand around in the flats and fish in the small streams and tide pools. Lots of photographers come and set up with their big Canon lenses and tripods to catch beautiful wildlife/scenery photos. I have tried, but my lens isn't quite up to par. Here is an old pic...
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