Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bald Eagle in a "tug of fish" with a River Otter

We have seen eagles and river otters wrestling over fish in the water on previous occasions.  The otters sometimes dive down and catch a great sculpin, which is a pretty big fish.  If an eagle happens to see the otter swimming with it, they can start tussling over it.

The eagle splashes down and tries to grab the fish with his talons.

If you look close, you can see an otter paw sticking out of the water, and his tail behind the eagle's head.

Looks like the otter gets to keep his fish this time!

The otter dives to safety with the fish in his mouth.
The eagle takes off to look for another opportunity.

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