THUD!

Forums Hunting THUD!

  • Views : 767
  • Link

    intenseaty22
    Participant
    Member

    OK. (Heart Still Pounding) I’m sitting in my patio, browsing on phone, fully aware of the bunny eating weeds in the yard. No interest in shooting it. 

     

    When I hear a loud THUD!!! I looked up to see the bunny bolting away, and in it’s place a huge Eagle. Damn! I missed the picture, actually missed the whole thing because I was not paying enough attention. The Eagle just flew off. Funny thing is I was telling my son earlier to be careful with our new puppy. 

    Link

    MadMike
    Participant
    Member

    Wow. That would've been something to see. I sure love eagles. Here are some shots of a one we came upon on a Christmas float 2 years ago.

    Link

    intenseaty22
    Participant
    Member

    IF this was in fact an Eagle, and not a Hawke on Steroids, it was definitely not a Bald Eagle though. Brown? Golden? Not sure. 

    Link

    Brian10956
    Participant
    Member

    I once saw a red tail hawk hit a Canadian Goose on the high school football field. It was like an explosion happened you couldn’t even see that there was a goose all you co USD see was a hawk and a pile of feathers.

    Link

    NMshooter
    Participant
    Member

    I believe the Goldens are only out west. The juvenile Bald Eagles do not have the white head. Growing up in Indiana during the 60's we did not have any Bald Eagles. Now there are nests throughout the state. I would imagine that is similar throughout the rest of the US. I did have a red-tailed hawk nail a chipmunk out our front door in Northwest Indiana. How I saw it, was my daughter said she wanted to go out and pet the chicken. True story! They are much larger up close. Very few Hawkes growing up and now they are everywhere in Indiana. 

    Link

    ThomasHooker
    Participant
    Member

    Wow that’s a strong bird, the rabbits don’t cause any damage in your area?

    Link

    intenseaty22
    Participant
    Member

    ThomasHooker

    Wow that’s a strong bird, the rabbits don’t cause any damage in your area?

     

    The Rabbits can and will cause damage here, but these have not been doing anything here, just eating weeds. So I let them be (read: get fatter)

    Link

    Hynzie
    Participant
    Member

    cool story my friend pat

    Link

    Peskadot671
    Participant
    Member

    And here I thought the topic "THUD" came from your airgun. Goes to show that they are other predators out there lol. Pretty crazy but cool.

    Link

    intenseaty22
    Participant
    Member

    OK y’all!!! Bunny came back out today, just a few minutes ago. I got a look through the scope, and this is what I saw:

    You can see one ear is missing it’s top half. The other is shredded and has a blood clot near the base of the ear. It clearly got it’s talons on it, but not firmly enough! 

    Link

    MadMike
    Participant
    Member

    Thats awsome. Lucky Bunny for sure.

Viewing 11 posts - 1 through 11 (of 11 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.