25 Sep 2013

Golden Eagle Attacking DEER Unbelievable Moment Photographed Ever

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Mind-blowing moment a golden eagle is photographed attacking on a DEER and making efforts to fly off with it in its talons. Never photographed before.
Eagle attacks unsuspecting prey from behind
Then drags the victim away to be eaten
Astonishing shots were captured by scientists in Lazovsky, Russia
Zoologists believe it is the first time in history such an attack has been captured

It is a rare - and brutal - example of nature at work.
A powerful golden eagle swoops on an unsuspecting Sika deer, digs in its claws in and tries to drag its prey away.
These images, taken by zoologists in a nature reserve the remote Lazovsky region of southeast Russia, show a particularly audacious attack which sees the eagle hit an animal several times its own size.

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Swoop: This golden eagle soars in and sinks its claws into a Sika deer

Lift-off: The powerful bird strtas to lift the panicked animal from the ground


Dig in: The powerful bird starts to lift the panicked animal from the ground

Despite the golden eagle is famous for its bold hunts, and have been caught attacking coyote and sometime a young bear, experts confirm this is the first photograph attack on a deer.
These pictures are about just two seconds of attack, and were taken  by scientists researching the endangered Siberian tiger in 2011.
The pictures, and a details of the event were published in this month's Journal of Raptor Research.
Linda Kerley, of the Zoological Society of London, found these pictures during a routine work of checking.
After revealing these amazing photographs, Ms Kerley and her colleagues found a carcass which they believed to be that of the unlucky deer just few  yards away.

She told: 'It's the first time I've seen anything like it. It's rare and historical moments for golden eagles to hook up deer.
'I saw the deer carcass first as I approached the trap on a routine check to switch out memory cards and change batteries, but something felt wrong about it.

'There were no long tracks in the snow, and it seemed like the deer had been running and then just stopped and died

Lift-off: The eagle spreads its wings before lifting the deer from the ground

Lift-off: The eagle spreads its wings before lifting the deer from the ground

Impact: In this shot the eagle makes contact with the deer

Impact: In this shot the eagle makes contact with the deer

Drag: The bird can then be seen digging its claws in and starting to drag its prey away

Drag: The bird can then be seen digging its claws in and starting to drag its prey away

Endgame: The eagle then drags the deer out of shot to make its meal


Endgame: The eagle then drags the deer out of shot to make its meal


It was solely once we tend to got in to camp that I checked the pictures from the camera and pieced everything along. i could not believe what i used to be seeing.
I've been assessing ruminant causes of death in Russia for eighteen years, this can be the primary time I've seen something like this.'
Dr Jonathan Slaght, from the life Conservation Society - that works with the Zoological Soceity - said: 'The scientific literature is filled with references to Aquila chrysaetos attacks on completely different animals from round the world, from things as little as rabbits.
'Their regular prey - to coyote and ruminant, associated even one record in 2004 of an eagle taking a Ursus arctos cub.'
'In this case i believe Linda simply got very lucky and was ready to document a awfully rare, timeserving predation event.'
Golden eagles area unit one amongst the foremost widespread birds of prey within the world, and board areas of Europe, Asia and North America.
They are noted hunters, capable of killing prey abundant larger than themselves with their deadly talons. The birds weigh 12lbs, have associate 8ft wingspread and may fly at speeds in way over 100mph.
Sika ruminant will grow to weigh over 300lbs, however the victim of the pictured attack wasn't fully-grown.


Messy end: The remains of the deer were found two weeks after the attack, near where the shots had been taken


Messy end: The remains of the deer were found two weeks after the attack, near where the shots had been taken

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