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Did You Know Golden Eagles Can Drag Mountain Goats off Cliffs? [VIDEO]

We knew golden eagles were brutal hunters, but damn…

Have you ever seen an eagle take down an animal that’s bigger than itself?

If not, you’re in luck; You’re about to witness golden eagles tossing around mountain goats like they were rag dolls.

Damn, nature. You crazy.

Found in both North America and Eurasia, golden eagles regularly snack on small mammals found on both continents.

From the video’s description on YouTube:

“The diet of the golden eagles consists mainly of small mammals, occasionally capture goat mountains, lambs, fawns, etc. generally these specimens are usually ill or weaknesses. The conservation of these eagles contributes to sustaining a high quality of the alpine habitat.”

It’s a good thing that golden eagles aren’t just a little bit bigger than they are now, because if they were that would be utterly terrifying. Giant man-snatching golden eagles could make for a decent b-movie plot…yeah. Who’s got the number for the producer of Sharknado? 

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Did You Know Golden Eagles Can Drag Mountain Goats off Cliffs? [VIDEO]