Must Watch: Eagles Caught On Trail Camera Fighting Over Food In Northern Minnesota
A man by the name of Gary Peterson caught a pretty unbelievable sight on one of his trail cameras somewhere in Northern Minnesota. An immature bald eagle is seen feasting on a deer carcass as a group of Ravens hopping around waiting for their opportunity to jump in and get a taste.
All seems right in the world as you could hear a pin drop except for an occasional squawk of the ravens when all of a sudden a more mature bald eagle makes the scene and shows the younger eagle who is truly the boss. According to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service "Bald eagles are opportunistic feeders with fish comprising much of their diet. They also eat waterfowl, shorebirds, colonial waterbirds, small mammals, turtles, and carrion ."
So it makes sense that this more mature eagle saw this opportunity to feast on this deer carcass knowing that the younger eagle was no match for them. Juvenile bald eagles have mottled brown and white plumage and will develop the trademark white neck and head when they are between 4 and 5 years of age.
Adult bald eagles are powerful, birds that may weigh 14 pounds and have a wingspan of 8 feet. It is no wonder as you can see in the video below that the more mature bald eagle easily flips the juvenile bird on its back as the younger bird quickly realizes that he has no chance to win that fight and retreats. But of course, the ravens do what they do best to sit by and patiently wait for the deer buffet to open back up when the more mature bald eagle gets his fill and finally leaves.