Golden eagles have been filmed hunting and attempting to kill reindeer calves.

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Eagles filmed hunting reindeer

By Matt Walker
Editor, Earth News

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8314000/8314558.stm

 

 

Golden eagles have been filmed hunting and attempting to kill reindeer calves.

One eagle was filmed swooping down and grabbing a calf, while another pulled out of an attack at the last minute.

A BBC natural history film crew gathered the extraordinary footage along a reindeer migration route in northern Finland.

It finally proves this eagle species does occasionally hunt reindeer, something suggested by forensic evidence and the local Sami people.

The crew filmed the behaviour while capturing footage of the reindeer migration for the BBC natural history series

though the images were shot at too far a distance to be included in the final cut of the high definition programme.
 

Watch the video clips here: 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8315000/8315351.stm

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/earth/hi/earth_news/newsid_8315000/8315210.stm

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