In tooth and claw: eagles vs…goats?

It happens. I wouldn’t have guessed it, but in this video, golden eagles are shown cajoling and even carrying kids (i.e., young goats) off mountainsides. Warning: Some of this content is disturbing.
Eagles are at the top of anyone’s concept of a food chain, but this one seems to involve some zig-zags. I’ve seen them knock other birds of prey out of a clean blue sky but had no idea they would go after quadrupeds. Note that the adult goats successfully chase off the eagles’ salvos, but that the eagles really don’t seem to care beyond basic safety concerns. I guess hunger creates some serious imperatives.

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