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Wildlife Conservation Society

Eagle vs. deer: Death from above

Eagle vs. deer: Death from above

Biologists have released remarkable photographs of a golden eagle attacking a deer in far eastern Russia after a remote digital camera designed to shoot wandering tigers accidentally captured the beasts' mortal struggle. The images, which were published recently in the Journal of Raptor Research and by the Wildlife Conservation Society, are the first documented photographs of a golden eagle preying upon a sika deer. Up until now, it was a matter of debate whether or not the raptors preyed upon the medium-sized Asian deer. "I've been assessing deer causes of death in Russia for 18 years—this is the first time I've seen anything like this," said wildlife...