Bald-headed Eagle Steals Fish Off Fishing Line

Norman Dreger was taking a nice day on the lake when he caught a beautiful Dolly Varden Char. He quickly grabbed his camera to record his triumphant catch, but then something incredible happened.

An American Bald Eagle swooped down and stole the char right off his fishing line. Norman posted the short yet amazing video over last weekend, and now it has garnered over one million views.


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Eagle Crashes into Paraglider in India (Video)

Eagle Crashes into ParagliderEagle Crashes into Paraglider

A Russian man was paragliding above Indian Himalayas in Bir, when an eagle flew into his Axis Mercury 2008 paraglider and got tangled up in the wing’s risers(strings). They both went crashing down, but the pilot used the reserve parachute and everything ended well. Even the eagle survives.


Prey’s Eye View of Eagle Flight

Planted motion-activated wildlife cameras are great because we get to have a unique view of how animals act naturally in their habitats. Sometimes the perspective is a little more natural than anticipated, as was the case in Australia recently.

Intended for monitoring crocodiles in the Margaret River, park officials placed a camera that eventually went missing this past spring. Because wildlife cameras are frequently displaced by wildlife, it was assumed that it got knocked into the water and that the camera was lost. A few weeks ago, the camera was recovered about 68 miles (110 kilometers) away near the Mary River.

Though the camera had obviously taken a beating, they were able to recover about 90 seconds of fragmented footage. They were able to determine the culprit: a young eagle. The camera is angled up, so it doesn’t show you what it would be like to soar like an eagle, but it does show you what it would feel like to be a terrified small mammal who is about to be lunch. The footage shows the camera being picked up from the riverbank and flown to a rock cliff where the curious bird pecks and scratches at it.

The eagle was likely young because older eagles fly up with prey and drop it, killing it on impact. If an older eagle had gotten its talons on the camera, it probably would have been obliterated.

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