This is the amazing moment when a sneaky bald eagle stole a poor red fox’s dinner in a very dramatic way.
In Washington’s San Juan Islands, a fox and an eagle were fighting over a rabbit.
Kevin Ebi, a wildlife shooter, told Bored Panda that eagles don’t like to work hard to get food. “They are looking for easy ways to get food.”
“I saw these wild animals steal in a very interesting way a few days ago.”
“I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox.”Even more amazing, some of this fight took place more than 20 feet in the air.”
Kevin was on the islands looking for young foxes when this happened right in front of him.
“A red fox had a rabbit in its mouth as it walked across the meadow.”I moved my camera around to get a picture of what was happening.”
“Then, from behind me, I heard the cry of a bald eagle. When I turned around, I could see that it was getting close. “I knew that it was looking for the rabbit.”
“I focused my camera on the fox and got ready to catch a split-second of action.”
“I wasn’t expecting the scene to be so serious. I thought the fox would let go of the rabbit so it would be easy for the eagle to have dinner.”
“Instead, the bald eagle caught the fox while it still had the bunny in its mouth. The fight got even worse when the eagle lifted the young fox and rabbit into the air.
The whole battle in the air only lasted 8 seconds. When the fox understood it couldn’t win, it gave up, and the eagle dropped it from about 20 feet up.
“It got over what had happened and went back to playing with the other kits. After what happened, I took a few shots of it, but I couldn’t find a single scratch on it.
“I think the eagle thought that, since it was a young fox, the fox would have been scared of the eagle and dropped the rabbit because of that.”
“It was a really fun thing to do. I’ve seen bald eagles steal food from crows, great blue herons, and even other bald eagles.