Bird Schools Fox on Dinosaur Ancestry
Posted by Richard Conniff on December 6, 2013
Not long ago, I posted pictures of an eagle taking on a Saiga deer. This time it’s an Australian wedge tailed eagle carrying off a fox. These birds also have a reputation for attacking hang-gliders and paragliders.
Check out the legs on this female taking off from nest:
It kind of makes me think of Rodan, “the giant monster of the sky,” in the 1956 science fiction movie. Rodan was a flying dinosaur that could destroy everything in its path with beak, talon, or sonic boom.
Or, uh, wait, I’m a wildlife writer. What I mean to say is, “Gee, what a beautiful bird.”