Imagine how mad you get when someone at work steals your perfectly labeled lunch from the fridge, and then you might understand how this little red fox felt when his hard-earned kill was snatched by an eagle.
Photographer Kevin Ebi was capturing photos of young red foxes when he saw this epic, lasting, and dramatic battle play out.
“Eagles really don’t like to waste a lot of effort in getting their food, so they look for easy opportunities,” he told Bored Panda. “I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner. Instead, the fox, with its jaw still clenched on the rabbit, inadvertently got snagged by the bald eagle.”
He held on for 8 seconds before giving up and falling 20 feet from the eagle’s clutches.
But don’t worry – he seemed fine.
“It shook off the encounter and resumed playing with its fellow kits. I took several pictures of it after the ordeal and couldn’t find a single scratch,” he said.