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Angry Cape Crow launches aerial attack on much larger Eagle


AN angry bird launches an aerial attack on a much larger rival.

The brazen Cape Crow pursued the Tawny Eagle and pecked at it.

An angry Cape Crow takes a peck at the Tawny Eagle

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An angry Cape Crow takes a peck at the Tawny EagleCredit: Cassie De Bruin/Triangle News
The brazen bird chased the Tawny Eagle in the Kgalagadi national park in South Africa

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The brazen bird chased the Tawny Eagle in the Kgalagadi national park in South AfricaCredit: Cassie De Bruin/Triangle News

The unlikely mid-flight fight was captured at Kgalagadi national park in South Africa.

Snapper Cassie de Bruin, 63, said: “The crow has been hunting at the waterhole and took off.

“They came flying straight towards me and I was lucky enough to get these shots.

Cassie added: “Early the morning I saw two Tawny Eagles hanging around the hole earlier, and adult and a juvenile.

“I always sit at the hole as it is also frequented by Bateleur Eagles and they are fun to photograph.

“The crows were there doing their own thing when all of a sudden the one crow took off.

“A few minutes later out of the corner of my eye the juvenile Tawny take off and started flying towards us with the crow chasing him.

Despite the gulf in size the attacker pursued the bird of prey by pecking at his feathers

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Despite the gulf in size the attacker pursued the bird of prey by pecking at his feathersCredit: Cassie De Bruin/Triangle News
The amazing aerial pics were taken by snapper Cassie de Bruin

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The amazing aerial pics were taken by snapper Cassie de BruinCredit: Cassie De Bruin/Triangle News
Cassie said: 'The crow has been hunting at the waterhole and took off'

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Cassie said: ‘The crow has been hunting at the waterhole and took off’Credit: Cassie De Bruin/Triangle News
Cassie added: 'They came flying straight towards me and I was lucky enough to get these shots'

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Cassie added: ‘They came flying straight towards me and I was lucky enough to get these shots’Credit: Cassie De Bruin/Triangle News

“I fortunately had my camera ready because you never know what could come in and started shooting.

“I looked at the shots afterwards and realised I might have something good here.

“Needless to say I was pleasantly surprised to see the result.”

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