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  • Fancy Feast ... for the eagles!

    Remember Gary Devine talking about keeping his cats inside at all times? I don't think even he imagined this fate, though.

    Video: Eagle Brings House Cat to Nest | MeatEater Conservation (themeateater.com)

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    Now, THAT there is funny!
    I don't like cats anyway.
    Not that I mind folks having cats for pets, just keep 'em inside!

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    • #3
      Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
      Now, THAT there is funny!
      I don't like cats anyway.
      Not that I mind folks having cats for pets, just keep 'em inside!
      Around here the eagles are almost totally fish eaters, always nested above a river. I'm sure they wouldn't pass up any targets of opportunity, though. One nest I know about is right alongside a farm, in the belt of trees between fields and river. I've seen the immature eagles hunting the fields from time to time. Who knows, they've probably enjoyed a little barn-cat snack from time to time, themselves.



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      • #4
        Karma in action. Still seemed a bit weird seeing just the head left staring up like “WTH?”.

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          In Valdez the local paper runs warnings for people with small dogs to keep them on a leash.

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            In the Alps and Andes, golden eagles and another kind I can't think of, an even bigger species of eagle, will take the young of mountain goats or bighorn sheep or whatever deer-size animals they have there. I bet more than one bald eagle here in the States has caught a whitetail fawn.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MattM37 View Post
              In the Alps and Andes, golden eagles and another kind I can't think of, an even bigger species of eagle, will take the young of mountain goats or bighorn sheep or whatever deer-size animals they have there. I bet more than one bald eagle here in the States has caught a whitetail fawn.
              I believe that would be an "ern".*
              Edit:
              Nope, that isn't it.
              A search shows the largest birds of prey of the Americas to be the Andean and California condors. I always thought they were just scavengers? I've never seen an American Turkey Vulture "hunt" anything....except another road kill.
              I dunno MattM37. We've got some red tail hawks around here that look big enough to haul a lamb off!
              BTW, a new born lamb/kid is a pretty small creature.

              * - "ern" is an old crossword answer and is, apparently, an Olde World term for "eagle".
              Last edited by FirstBubba; 06-23-2022, 02:28 PM.

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                Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post

                I believe that would be an "ern".*
                Edit:
                Nope, that isn't it.
                A search shows the largest birds of prey of the Americas to be the Andean and California condors. I always thought they were just scavengers? I've never seen an American Turkey Vulture "hunt" anything....except another road kill.
                I dunno MattM37. We've got some red tail hawks around here that look big enough to haul a lamb off!
                BTW, a new born lamb/kid is a pretty small creature.

                * - "ern" is an old crossword answer and is, apparently, an Olde World term for "eagle".
                I just did a little searching myself and it looks like there are all kinds of eagles I didn't know about. Golden eagles are listed 5th largest, according to World Atlas, which may or not be a source to rely on.

                I've heard and read that the goshawk is the fiercest of all hawks (in the North, anyway), and the most protective of their nests. I once had one hovering and shrieking over me and I'd say that title is probably deserved. I mentioned a while back that we have a nesting pair in our woods somewhere but I never did find that nest.

                As for scavengers: I think most of them will go full predator if the opportunity is there. I once watched a crow dive-bombing a rabbit's nest and eating the babies. The mama kept rushing back and driving the crow up into the branches above (nest was down in a briar/sapling thicket), but the crow would just dive back down, drive her off again, and gobble another baby. Pretty gruesome. Definitely not something Walt Disney ever put in a movie.





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                • #9
                  AEF, American Eagle Foundation is Hq. at Dolly Partons. She is a big supporter of the Eagle program. Dolly Wood is where retired Challenger lives as well as many others that can not be released. AEF has cameras on several nests.
                  https://www.bing.com/search?q=americ...995BC4B57A2678

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