A mountain lion killed a deer in a gully near our house. Our ever faithful sniffer, Shyla, found it the next morning. Most of the meat had been consumed overnight.
During the next day, a Golden Eagle claimed the carcass, much to the dismay of the Magpies who had been feasting on it. The Magpies don't give up easily, and they tugged on the tail feathers of the Golden Eagle to try to make him leave. It didn't work.
Then, the big excitement happened. A second Golden Eagle showed up. The two eagles had a kerfuffle over the carcass. One claimed it, and the other one was relegated to pecking on a leg about 10 yards away.
Please be aware that there are views of a deer carcass in this video.
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That is the way of the wild life, and to live, you have to eat. What a scrap, as they fight for rights to the table.ReplyDelete
Forget sharing - I guess it's survival of the fittest!ReplyDelete
Nature can seem harsh, but it does a much better job at not wasting than we do.ReplyDelete
The mountain lion certainly didn't leave much for the birds. The golden eagles are beautiful birds.ReplyDelete
Nature in the raw - fabulous! YAM xx
Nobby and I both think this is an awesome video, but perhaps not for the same reasons!ReplyDelete
It's always interesting to see the interactions in nature. I enjoy the magpie's boldness in trying to get the eagle off the carcass.ReplyDelete
It is fascinating to watch the animals feed, and survive. It makes more sense to let an animal feed anotherReplyDelete
Thank you for taking the time to film and share nature doing what nature does best. Wonderful to see, despite being the wilder and less savoury side of life.ReplyDelete
this is for sure the first time ever seeing a carcass or eagles eating one or silly magpies pulling on tale feathers. awesome videoReplyDelete
Magpies are the epitome of brazen. Thanks for this great footage. Wow, goldens have loooong legs!!ReplyDelete
Chris from Boise
KB amazing video. I don't think we have magpies in our area. Crows are pretty bossy and brazen though. I know they are very smart. Last year one removed the dome, suet feeder loop from the top of a curved shaft. Dropped it on the ground the open the suet cage.ReplyDelete
I just read about the intruder on your property. I am so sorry feeling unsafe on your own property is horrible. Very thankful you had a neighbor's assistance.
I am a follower of your blog but no longer getting emails when you have a know post. Crazy blogger issues I'm sure.