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Re: Kickboxing Cassowary

That video is very odd in that it seems to be showing two different eagles, if not not instances. At first, the eagle CLEARLY has its foot stuck in the bush. Then it alternates with an eagle(maybe the same) a foot or two from the bush on top of dead prey, the latter being when the cougar pounces. In either case, I've seen a golden eagle[or red-tailed hawk] steal prey from a coyote and than stand its ground and the raptor's posture was much different than this. The poor eagle clearly, to me at least, looks like it would literally have jumped at the chance to get away.

On 7-Oct-08, at 9:08 PM, Michael Habib wrote:

Wow, that was intense. I've seen a few videos of large cats or dogs attacking raptors on the ground - in the majority of cases, the hawk or eagle simply flies off. Not sure why that eagle stood its ground - I think it was taken by surprise, judging by the video (cougars are awfully stealthy, after all).



On Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at 07:55 PM, Erik Boehm wrote:

Unfortunately for them, they also seem to try and defend their prey from much larger carnivores