Skip to comments.Eagle v octopus: Canadians rescue bird locked in battle with giant mollusc
Posted on 12/14/2019 6:56:17 PM PST by BenLurkin
A bald eagle on Canadas west coast has learned that its eyes may be bigger than its stomach after it was nearly drowned by an octopus it tried to eat.
After hearing shrieks coming from the water on the north-western tip of Vancouver Island, employees at a fish farm investigating the noises happened upon a bird and cephalopod locked in battle.
The giant Pacific octopus, which had turned a deep crimson, had wound its tentacles tightly around the eagle, which was floating helplessly at the surface.
Ilett maneuvered a pike pole in the water to pull the octopus over to the boat. The crew managed to haul both aboard, disentangling the bird from the strong tentacles, before tossing the octopus back into the water.
Giant Pacific octopus in the region can grow quite large, with some weighing as much as 115 pounds. But Mather cautioned that while the cephalopods can appear daunting in size, they are often incredibly shy, going into hiding when divers are nearby.
After the eagle was pried from its grasp, the octopus dove back into the depths, its colours subtly shifting from reddish to brown.
The shaken eagle perched warily on a nearby log before flying off.
(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...
What right do they have to step in the way of Ma Nature?
Ben, you haven’t learned much.
Octopus gotta eat.
Octopus wanted some eagle sushi.
Just because you see a little red bit of something floating in the water doesn’t mean you can sink your teeth - er, beak - into it, you magnificent critter, you.
I’m glad they rescued the bird, and because I think he was destined to lose that battle.
If only ridding us of the deep state were that easy!
Yeah, eff the cephalopod !? Mollusk Lives Matter!!!
(Whispers; hail Hydra)
“Abbott” and “Costello” won’t want to teach us their language.
It’s an omen...
Is the pussy-grabbing president...
Eight arms mean the Democrats will attack him 8 times... [8 yrs = 2 terms]
And on the eighth attempt a higher power will send the Democrats to Davy Jones’ locker.
Silly, nature takes care of itself.
Seriously, how could you take a picture of that?
Then again, how could you not take a picture of that?
Again with the catch and release. That Octopus endangered a protected species and needs to do time.
So we are going to have to go through this stupid Impeachment crap over and over again? I hate Omens.
Greta said “How dare you”!
Now now boys. Stop fighting now !
Video at link!
golden eagles hunt down and kill deer, and wolves- hunters use them to hunt large wolves with- they are not to be messed with- fearless birds-
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