Monday, May 23, 2011
Big Bird Eats Wolves
The Golden Eagle is an awesome bird. AKA Aquila chrysaetos, this bird of prey exists across Eurasia, North America, and parts of Africa, the highest density of nesters right now being in Alameda County, California.
Powerful talons allow the eagle to catch and kill rabbits, foxes, cats, goats, and young deer. According to Wikipedia, "The Eurasian subspecies is used to hunt and kill wolves in many native communities, where their status is regarded with great mystic reverence."
Wing spans can reach eight freaking feet. They nest in cliffs, trees, or telephone poles.
Watch out up there in Alameda!