Eagles are known for their impressive ʜᴜɴᴛɪɴɢ skills, and one of their favorite prey is snakes. However, not all snakes are easy targets for eagles. One of the most challenging opponents an eagle can face is the king cobra, one of the ᴅᴇᴀᴅʟɪᴇsᴛ and most ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes in the world. This article will explore what happens when an eagle faces off against a king cobra in the ultimate showdown.
The moment of the survival battle between the eagle and the cobra was captured by nature photographer Karthik Ramanurthy in the city of Chennai (India). Karthik said it took him 30 minutes to “bury his feet” to be able to record this set of photos.
Karthik said that witnessing and photographing the ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ between eagles and ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snakes was his “dream come true” as a photographer specializing in bird photography.
The photos taken by Karthik show the moment an eagle swoops down on the grass to ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ a snake for its meal. However, the eagle did not expect it to be a very ᴘᴏɪsᴏɴᴏᴜs cobra; of course, the snake did not give up quickly to become a meal for others.
Noticing the resistance of its prey, the eagle halted its surprise ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋ while the cobra raised its head ᴍᴇɴᴀᴄɪɴɢʟʏ. The ꜰɪɢʜᴛ paused for about 2 minutes before continuing.
Karthik said the cobra took full advantage of its defenses and delivered ᴅᴇᴀᴅʟʏ bites at its predator. However, the eagle also proved to be a superb predator when it turned its back to block the cobra’s bites, causing the snake’s bites to slip across the eagle’s feathers.
Finally, the match ended when the bird jumped up, used its sharp claws to grab the snake, then used its legs to ʙʀᴇᴀᴋ its neck to ᴋɪʟʟ the prey. The ᴠᴇɴᴏᴍᴏᴜs snake finally suffered the fate of the prey.
The ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇ between an eagle and a king cobra is a fascinating and intense struggle between two skilled predators. While the outcome of such a fight can vary greatly depending on the circumstances, one thing is clear: both animals are fierce competitors with a strong will to survive. Whether you’re rooting for the eagle or the cobra, there’s no denying that watching these two creatures go head to head is a thrilling spectacle to behold.
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