An eagle attacking a deer in Russia was caught on camera and the photos have made their way onto the Internet. On Sept. 24, The Inquisitr reported that the camera was actually set up to catch footage of Siberian Tigers in the area. However, the camera caught something else... a golden eagle attacking a deer.
"I saw the deer carcass first as I approached the trap on a routine check to switch out memory cards and change batteries, but something felt wrong about it. There were no large carnivore tracks in the snow, and it looked like the deer had been running and then just stopped and died," said Dr Linda Kerley from the Zoological Society of London.
An eagle attacking a deer isn't a site that most people are used to seeing. In fact, Dr. Kerley said that once she checked the images on the camera, she couldn't believe her eyes. Some people might not think that a bird has the ability to actually kill a deer, but deer are prey animals and many birds are predators. In the wild, animals fight for food and many fight for life -- rare attacks that might seem uncommon actually happen more often than you think.
And if you thought that this story was different, The Inquisitr makes mention of a 2004 story where an eagle attacked a black bear cub. All pretty incredible stuff.
Footage of the eagle attacking the deer can be seen in the video above.
© Effie Orfanides 2013