“How’d he get those pictures!”

A guy named Greg said to take a look at a real “two-fisted adventure” that just got posted on the web. Greg’s a jungle explorer and all-around Indiana Jones type. So I checked.

He was right.

The story’s hard to believe. But there are pictures: A Golden Eagle tries to rip the back out of an adult White-tailed Deer that’s running for its life. Talons scrape deerhide. The deer’s eyes bulge in terror. A zig-zag maneuver saves its life. And there’s more. With close-ups.

I’ve said that the movie Avatar was about birds. The shots captured in this story might remind you of Avatar’s dive-bombing dragons.

Get out of here and check it out: “Golden Eagle attacks White-tailed Deer at Nachusa Grasslands.” The text and photos are by Eric Walters. It appeared on Illinois Birders’ Forum, a superior website that you’ll like whether you’re from Illinois or not.

Here’s the link to the Eric Walters story and photos: http://www.ilbirds.com/index.php?topic=32809.0

2 Responses to ““How’d he get those pictures!””

  1. Norm says:

    This perhaps why we have the Eagle as a national symbol rather then the turkey which I believe founding father Ben Franklin wanted…..I wonder if that Eagle could have actually killed the deer!

  2. Flyingmachine says:

    Seems like the birding intertubes are clogged up from this!

    Btw, great blog, glad I found it.