Can an eagle take down a deer? Photo evidence from Russia says yes

by Thor on Sep. 26th, 2013

Going down: A golden eagle was captured on camera attacking a deer in Russia.
Going down: A golden eagle was captured on camera attacking a deer in Russia.Courtesy WSI
A camera trap in Russia was set up to capture the movements of tigers. What researchers found one day was much different: three images showing a golden eagle taking down a deer running in the snow. You can read all about it here along with seeing enlarged versions of these fairly graphic images. The sika deer being attacked is estimated to be around 90 to 100 pounds. The linked story also goes into good detail about the grisly events that transpired at the scene (also captured on camera) after the eagle left.

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