Tue Sep 24, 2013, 03:41 AM
jsr (7,712 posts)
Rare photos: Eagle kills deer, toad catches bat
A camera trap in the forest of the Russian Far East captured rare and surprising images of a golden eagle attacking a young sika deer. Golden eagles are not known to attack deer, but the image of the bird latched on to the deer's back and bringing it down to the snowy ground is as clear as it is puzzling. The eagle's attack was successful, researchers later found the deer's carcass a few yards away from the camera trap.
This photo was taken at a remote guard station in Peru by park ranger Yufani Olaya at Cerros de Amotape National Park. This is probably the first photographed record of a cane toad feeding on a bat. Olaya described the toad's success as "out of nowhere the bat just flew directly into the mouth of the toad, which almost seemed to be sitting with its mouth wide open." So, did the toad finally get those wings in its mouth? According to Olaya, no. The toad finally gave up and spat it out. While Olaya at first thought the bat was dead, he said it slowly recovered and was able to fly away.
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Tue Sep 24, 2013, 04:55 AM
Hekate (38,592 posts)
2. Cane toads -- I swear. That is an awesome photo.
The deer one is just a little sad. I'm sure the eagle and its family were hungry, but sometimes the "circle of life" is a bit hard to take.