Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Wolf Killing Eagles From Kazakhstan

No political content, and not a Borat joke. Just a spectacular pic of a huge Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) chasing a red fox away from a carcass. From Darren Naish's Tetrapod Zoology. He writes:

...big eagles, most notably the Golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, are able to attack and kill mammals substantially bigger than they are (go here). Wild individuals will attack and kill deer (including reindeer, roe deer and white-tailed deer) and pronghorn, and there are ridiculous, authenticated cases where Golden eagles have killed domestic calves exceeding 100 kg in weight. Trained individuals in Kazakhstan kill wolves.

Magnificent beast (and a great blog!)!

7 comments:

Dion, My dog's name is Kyoto so . . . said...

makes me think about what Harper will do to Dion in the election .. whup him upside the head real good.

Check out the polls today, Dion's post convention poll popularity is now shown to be a dead baby bounce.

Anonymous said...

Then that magpie must be Taliban Jack Layton.

Rick In Mb.

The Mound of Sound said...

Golden eagles? We've got'em here on Vancouver Island and they make a big, bald eagle look quite a bit smaller in comparison. Yes, they are known to take deer.

bigcitylib said...

I didn't know they were on Van Island and I lived there for years! (though Bald's are pretty common).

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