An Eastern wild turkey gobbler (with one heck of a beard) calmly feeds in the leaves near a trail camera — and is suddenly attacked from the air by a golden eagle. For a second there, it looks like the turkey might not escape.
Then again, every hunter reading this knows you can never count a gobbler out of cheating death. Been there? Me too. They find a way to survive.
Ironically both species — predator and prey — are part of ongoing wildlife restoration efforts by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, as well as the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Tennessee Wildlife Foundation and the American Eagle Foundation.
The video was captured by Ken Little near Waverly, Tennessee who shared it.
Go ahead, watch it again, Strut Zoners. I did.