Thilling Life or Death Struggle
"Quack, quack, quack. quack. QUACK!"
I looked up from the monitor and saw a bald eagle hovering above a wounded duck just in front of this house. It stooped, the duck dived. The eagle pulled up, watched the duck resurface, then tried to get it, landing (by design) in the drink. The duck had gone under, and as the eagle again took flight the duck's mate zoomed across, hoping to divert the eagle. The eagle followed it for a minute, then turned back and went after the wounded (I think it was wounded) duck, which dived and surfaced frantically. The eagle went behind a tree as presumably did the duck, so I didn't see what happened, but there was no noise and the eagle finally crossed my vision again, heading west with empty talons, so I reckon the duck escaped.
posted by - 6:30 PM