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The.Tyke
10-08-2007, 01:49 PM
One of the most amazing wildlife videos I've seen !

http://www1.nrk.no/nett-tv/klipp/116233

Jediteo
10-08-2007, 03:24 PM
Vulched!

Waldo.Pepper
10-08-2007, 03:50 PM
Neat. Sort of.

I sometimes think that I should become a vegetarian, for ethical and health reasons. Not sure I could kill something, and butcher it if I needed to. Then I see something like this and give my head a shake. So thanks - I'm off to make a ham sandwich. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Urufu_Shinjiro
10-08-2007, 04:50 PM
That eagle was all like "you want some of this, huh, you want some too", lol!

Taylortony
10-08-2007, 06:58 PM
Wow, Mind you I can understand it, we had an RAF aircraft take a Eagle or similar throught the cockpit at low level in Germany, the bugger survived sufficent to attack the pilot who whilst flying the thing at low level with a cockpit full of blood and feathers and a damn great howling wind, he had to pull his survival knife and stab the thing to death...
We also had a Jag pilot at Low Level who's life raft in the Ejector set inflated LOL, trying to force him out of his strapped in seat and into the canopy........ he too had to resort to frantic stabbing with a knife between his legs in flight to puncture it.. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

BSS_Goat
10-09-2007, 07:54 AM
Hope he's hungry..........

mortoma
10-09-2007, 06:51 PM
Those partridges ( or whatever they were ) were almost as big as that eagle was!! And golden eagles are huge. Or maybe it was because they puffed up their feathers so much and made themselves look bigger?

Buk_Nekkid
10-09-2007, 11:11 PM
Hehe,

I used to fit windscreens for a living. One day I was called out to a local truck depot to replace a windscreen in a Mack truck. When I arrived there I found the truck complete with busted window, inside the truck was just a mass of feathers and blood. Out from around the back of the truck stepped the driver, similarly covered in blood and still with some feathers in his hair.

Seems what had happened was that the trucker was travelling along the highway when in the distance he saw something in the middle of the road. As he got closer he realised that there was a Kangaroo dead on the road. Closer still, he hadn't realised that there was something else standing over the carcass. As he was about to pass the carcass a wedge tailed eagle took flight from the carcass, hit the passenger side windscreen of the cab pushing the window inside followed closely by the eagle.

Needless to say the eagle was not very happy to be disturbed or to be inside the cab. It turned to the driver and decided that he was to blame and proceeded to take it's revenge. These are not small birds (wingpan @ 2.3m). He was just able to pull the truck over and jump out.

After a while he plucked up the courage to open the doors again but by this time the bird had expired from it's injuries. The truckie was pretty messed up by the bird and he had some injuries that had required stitching. After that he was quite nervous when approaching roadkill on the highway.

Cheers, Neil http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Cajun76
10-10-2007, 03:08 AM
Perfect example of what happens when an online ace like myself is jumped while making a kill. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif

(Yeah, right) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

SeaFireLIV
10-10-2007, 09:47 AM
I`m not sure exactly what was going on between the birds before the eagle flew in. Either they were in a mating ritual or 2 males challnging each other.

This is why i think the second bird acted so stupidly, it was stuck in either mating ritual mode or challenge mode and when the eagle came along it just couldn`t get the message and flee, instead challenging the Eagle like it was just another mating bird or challenger.

It seems to me that the eagle was somewhat puzzled by this, since the bird was no match for him and he wasn`t going to let go, yet it wouldn`t flee.

The stupid other bird hung around so long that the eagle had time to kill its first prey and finish him off as well.

You gotta admire the cool `professionalism` of an eagle though. He barely blinked an eyelid. Perfect killing machine.


p.s. Double checking that i`m certain both birds were 2 males in CHALLENGE mode. the other one pointlessly kept hitting the eagle with its wings, doing nothing except making the eagle think, "What is your malfunction? You dead when i`m finished with this one!"

BSS_Goat
10-10-2007, 10:54 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
"What is your malfunction? You dead when i`m finished with this one!"


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One13
10-10-2007, 11:10 AM
The two birds the Eagle attacked were Capercaillies. They are native to Scotland. Those two were *****(male birds) who fight fiercely and have been known to attack humans. They are only slightly smaller than a Golden Eagle. Capercaillies are an endangered spieces because they need Pine forests to live and breed in.

SeaFireLIV
10-10-2007, 11:19 AM
I knew I`d seen them from somwhere!

Well if they keep acting like that they`ll be extinct!

Flee is the preferred method against a bird of prey, not give it 2 for the price of 1!

mortoma
10-10-2007, 05:53 PM
Lately here in Utah we have been invaded by hundreds of Rough-legged Hawks from way up the artic tundra way. They only come down once every 10 years or so in the winter, when lemming and other small game are in a population decline in the far north. I have been watching them near where I work. I saw them in Indiana some winters too. Two color phases, light and dark. I have always liked birds of prey since they are nature's "fighters".

mortoma
10-10-2007, 06:00 PM
Originally posted by One13:
The two birds the Eagle attacked were Capercaillies. They are native to Scotland. Those two were *****(male birds) who fight fiercely and have been known to attack humans. They are only slightly smaller than a Golden Eagle. Capercaillies are an endangered spieces because they need Pine forests to live and breed in. I just googled those Capercaillies, Wikipedia indicates they are a species of "least concern", as far as their conservation status, meaning they are apparently very common.

Probably they are only threatened in Scotland due to reduction of habitat but common in northern continental Europe and Asia.