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Of the Raccoon Dog Eating White-Tailed Eagles

 

Belarus Wildlife

Belarus Wild Life

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, a white-tailed eagle in the forest near the village of Sosnovy Bor, about 300 km (187 miles) north of Minsk, Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, a white-tailed eagle eats a raccoon dog in the forest near the village of Sosnovy Bor, about 300 km (187 miles) north of Minsk, Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, a white-tailed eagle in the forest near the village of Sosnovy Bor, about 300 km (187 miles) north of Minsk, Belarus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

Belarus Wild Life

    Of the Susquehanna Valley Black Seagull Vultures

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    Wild Moments: It’s not a turkey vulture, but what is it?  Jan 09, 2015 Turkey vultures are a common sight in the Susquehanna Valley, but there’s another member of nature’s cleanup crew that’s turning up more often: the black vulture.

    Turkey vultures are a common sight in the Susquehanna Valley, but there’s another member of nature’s cleanup crew that’s turning up more often  (WGAL News 8 Screen Capture)

    Turkey vultures sit on the roof of the Lodge at Hueston Woods State Park outside of Oxford, Ohio, Monday, Dec. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

    Ohio Daily Life

      Of the Conowingo Dam Susquehanna River Eagles

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      Maryland is beginning to dry out after Tuesday’s record-setting rainfall. Parts of Maryland dealt with flooding and the state broke records. Ron Matz reports 6.31 inches of rainfall was recorded at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. (CBS Balrimore Screen Capture)

      A bald eagle returns to its nest after catching a fish at the Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland, in this file photo taken November 26, 2013. U.S. efforts to protect the national bird got harder on Wednesday after a federal appeals court revived a religion-based challenge to a U.S. regulation, allowing only members of Indian tribes that are recognized by the government to possess the birds’ feathers, so long as they first obtain permits. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/Files (UNITED STATES – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

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        Of ther Red-Tailed Mouse Eating Hawk

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        A man is recovering from head wounds and a concussion after being attacked by a hawk last week in Lakeville. WBZ-TV’s Bill Shields reports. (WBZ-TV Screen Grab)

        A red-tailed hawk comes in for a landing along an inlet of the Fox River at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles, Ill. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Daily Herald, Rick West) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, TV OUT

        There’s nothing more frustrating than something getting in the way of your food. That was the fate endured by a hawk on the streets of New York city recently, as locals and tourists gazed at the mouse he was preparing to eat. Musician @ZEPS told Storyful, “Sometimes people don’t like to be stared at by strangers when trying to enjoy their lunch. I guess animals are the same.” Credit: YouTube/ZEPS Sofrito Pito

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          Of the Mongolian Eagle Hunters

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          13 year old Irka Bolen with his eagle. Tradition wise, when a boy turns 13, then are strong enough to hold the weight of a fully grown eagle. (Asher Svidensky/Caters News)

          Eagle huntress These stunning photographs show the changing face of a majestic centuries old Kazakh pastime tradition that still lives in the lands of mongolia – eagle hunters. The pictures focus on 13-year-old Irka Bolen – who is being trained to work with these birds of prey (golden eagles). Set in the beautifully mountains of Bayan-Ulgii province, in the far west of the open steppes of Mongolia, the photographer centres on Irkas power over the bird. Tradition-wise, only when a boy turns 13, and he’s strong enough to carry the weight of a grown eagle, his father starts training him in the ancient hunting technique. They say, that in the Kazakh tradition, there’s over a thousand ways of training and hunting using the eagle, and each family masters their own special technique. (Asher Svidensky/Caters News)

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            Of the Malay Fish Owl Green Tree Python Spirit Animals

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            Stunning black and white portraits of exotic zoo creatures Malay fish owl. (AlexTeuscher/BNPS)

            Stunning black and white portraits of exotic zoo creatures Green tree python. (AlexTeuscher/BNPS)

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              Of the Snowey Owl Arctic Wolf Spirit Animals

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              Stunning black and white portraits of exotic zoo creatures Snowy owl. (AlexTeuscher/BNPS)

              Stunning black and white images of zoo animals Arctic Wolf. (AlexTeuscher/BNPS)

              Aniwaya This is the “Wolf Clan”.[6] The Aniwaya, or Wolf Clan, has been known throughout time to be the largest clan. During the time of the Peace Chief and War Chief government setting, the War Chief would come from this clan. Wolves are known as protectors. Historically, the Wolf Clan was the largest and most important among the Cherokee.[9]

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                Of the Kazakhstan Almaty Golden Eagle Hunting

                A Kazakh hunter watches as his tamed golden eagle is released into the air during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Almaty February 22, 2013. Picture taken February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov ( KAZAKHSTAN – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

                A Kazakh hunter releases his tamed golden eagle during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Almaty February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                A tamed golden eagle lands on the arm of a hunter during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Almaty February 22, 2013. Picture taken February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                A tamed golden eagle soars during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Almaty February 22, 2013. Picture taken February 22, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                A tamed golden eagle attacks a fox during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Almaty February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

                A Kazakh hunter runs towards to his tamed golden eagle after it catches a rabbit during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Almaty February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

                A tamed golden eagle chases a rabbit during an annual hunting competition in Chengelsy Gorge, some 150 km (93 miles) east of Almaty February 23, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN – Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                  Of the Brazilian Amazon Hydroelectric Dams

                  A vulture stands over the drying lakebed of the Itumbiara hydroelectric dam as the dam runs at only 9 percent of capacity due to low water levels, according to the dam’s operator, in the city of Itumbiara on the border between the states of Goias and Minas Gerais in Central Brazil, January 9, 2013. One of the worst droughts in Brazil’s history is depriving many dams of the water they need to generate electricity, but Brazil looks less vulnerable today to an energy crisis similar to one in 2001, since the government built dozens of thermoelectric power plants to reduce the country’s dependence on hydro power from 88 percent to about 75 percent. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL – Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

                  A technician works in the control room of the Itumbiara hydroelectric dam as the dam runs at only 9 percent of capacity due to low water levels, according to the dam’s operator, in the city of Itumbiara on the border between the states of Goias and Minas Gerais in Central Brazil, January 9, 2013. One of the worst droughts in Brazil’s history is depriving many dams of the water they need to generate electricity, but Brazil looks less vulnerable today to an energy crisis similar to one in 2001, since the government built dozens of thermoelectric power plants to reduce the country’s dependence on hydro power from 88 percent to about 75 percent. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL – Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

                  A technician works in the control room inside Furnas hydroelectric dam, running at only 15 percent of capacity due to low water levels, according to the dam’s operator, in the city of Sao Jose da Barra in the state of Minas Gerais in Central Brazil, January 14, 2013. One of the worst droughts in Brazil’s history is depriving many dams of the water they need to generate electricity, but Brazil looks less vulnerable today to an energy crisis similar to one in 2001, since the government built dozens of thermoelectric power plants to reduce the country’s dependence on hydro power from 88 percent to about 75 percent. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL – Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT)

                  A view of the Furnas hydroelectric dam, running at only 15 percent of capacity due to low water levels, according to the dam’s operator, in the city of Sao Jose da Barra in the state of Minas Gerais in Central Brazil, January 14, 2013. One of the worst droughts in Brazil’s history is depriving many dams of the water they need to generate electricity, but Brazil looks less vulnerable today to an energy crisis similar to one in 2001, since the government built dozens of thermoelectric power plants to reduce the country’s dependence on hydro power from 88 percent to about 75 percent. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL – Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)

                  A view of the Itumbiara hydroelectric dam with the floodgates closed as the dam runs at only 9 percent of capacity due to low water levels, according to the dam’s operator, in the city of Itumbiara on the border between the states of Goias and Minas Gerais in Central Brazil, January 9, 2013. One of the worst droughts in Brazil’s history is depriving many dams of the water they need to generate electricity, but Brazil looks less vulnerable today to an energy crisis similar to one in 2001, since the government built dozens of thermoelectric power plants to reduce the country’s dependence on hydro power from 88 percent to about 75 percent. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

                  Clamshells lie on the drying lakebed of the Itumbiara hydroelectric dam as the dam runs at only 9 percent of capacity due to low water levels, according to the dam’s operator, in the city of Itumbiara on the border between the states of Goias and Minas Gerais in Central Brazil, January 9, 2013. One of the worst droughts in Brazil’s history is depriving many dams of the water they need to generate electricity, but Brazil looks less vulnerable today to an energy crisis similar to one in 2001, since the government built dozens of thermoelectric power plants to reduce the country’s dependence on hydro power from 88 percent to about 75 percent. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino (BRAZIL – Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS)

                  A view shows the dry lakebed of the Cocorobo Dam, down to 20 percent capacity, in the town of Canudos, in the part of Bahia State declared to be in a drought emergency, January 15, 2013. Brazil’s northeast is suffering its worst drought in decades, threatening hydro-power supplies in an area prone to blackouts and potentially slowing economic growth in one of the country’s emerging agricultural frontiers. Lack of rain has hurt corn and cotton crops, left cattle and goats to starve to death in dry pastures and wiped some 30 percent off sugar cane production in the region responsible for 10 percent of Brazil’s cane output. Picture taken January 15, 2013. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER AGRICULTURE)

                    Of the Squamish River Salmon Eagles

                    An eagle takes off after feeding on a salmon along Squamish River, north of Vancouver in Squamish, British Columbia November 16, 2012. Eagles gather in the area each year to feed on salmon after they have spawned and died along the river shores. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                    An eagle flies low along the Squamish River, north of Vancouver in Squamish, British Columbia November 16, 2012. Eagles gather in the area each year to feed on salmon after they have spawned and died along the river shores. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

                    An eagle feeds on a salmon carcass along Squamish River, north of Vancouver in Squamish, British Columbia November 16, 2012. Eagles gather in the area each year to feed on salmon after they have spawned and died along the river shores. REUTERS/Andy Clark (CANADA – Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS SOCIETY)

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