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This is from my neighborhood, it's a golden eagle that I captured as it was bringing this snake back to its nest atop a nearby tree to feed the babies.
There are some of my smaller animals I won't take outside to play because of birds of prey that are common in the area.
Unfortunately no pics or videos available, but a guy I know who breeds praying mantises told me he once took one of them outside and positioned it to attack a butterfly but when the mantis pounced the butterfly took off with the mantis in tow.
That would've freaked me the hell out to no end.I once took a girl on a hike for a date. She was apparently, not a hiker, but game anyway and after about 2 miles in, she was starting to tire. So, I found a shady-enough spot, and brought out some food—cheese, sausage, apples, etc.
As she was eating, an eagle decided to land on the highest branches and eat his lunch as well, which was a diamond back snake. And, well, hilarity ensued.
The bird ripped through the snake and fumbled the end, dropping the rattler's tail still quivering and bloody, and it landed on this poor girl's shoulder.
She screamed bloody murder. I laughed. We didn't go on another date.
I can see where that could make or break a relationship.