Camera takes dramatic shots of Russian eagle attack
LONDON (AP) - Remote cameras set up to track Siberian tigers in Russia have caught a golden eagle attack on a sika deer, snapping photos as the massive bird digs its talons into the distressed animal's back.
Golden eagles typically eat small birds or mammals, but they've also been known to target deer. It's rare for a camera to catch such an attack in progress.
The Zoological Society of London's Ms Linda Kerley said in a statement on Thursday that she couldn't believe the pictures when she saw them.
The society said they were shot in the Lazovsky State Nature Reserve in the Primorye region of Russia's Far East in December 2011.