DEATHMATCH: Canada goose vs. American bald eagle | The Tylt
Photographer Lisa Bell captured an epic fight between an American bald eagle and a Canada goose. Yep.
Global News reports the play by play:
Just after 7 a.m., Bell grabbed her camera when she heard a kerfuffle happening at the pond nearby. When she arrived, a bald eagle was perched on top of a lifeless-looking goose.
“It was very still, there was no more noise coming out of him,” Bell told Global News.
“But as it turns out, I think he was probably playing dead.”
Bell said the eagle was trying to get a better grip on the goose when the goose scrambled out of its claws.
“[The eagle] lost the grip completely and the goose just managed to scoot right out of there.”
The cowardly Canada goose ran away and hid in a pond, just out of reach of the eagle. Eventually, the powerful majestic American bald eagle decided to show the goose mercy and flew away.
The goose had a lot going for it. It was outmatched, but smart. It was wily and tricked the eagle into thinking that it won and then BAM ... it's out of there. And then to add insult to injury, the goose just hangs out in the pond, until the eagle gives up.
Let's be real though. That eagle was just messing with the goose. After the bald eagle saw the goose run away, it did the honorable thing: it walked away from the fight. Why kick someone while they're down? It's just that kind of bird.
Who would win in a deathmatch: #CanadaGooseFTW? Or #BaldEagleFTW?
DEATHMATCH: Canada goose vs. American bald eagle