Kevin Ebi a wildlife photographer captured an amazing sequence of a Fox capturing its rabbit prey, while the eagle tries and successfully grabs the rabbit from the fox. The fox tried to hold on as long as it can but since the battle was fought outside their comfort zone, it lost and let go of the rabbit.
Kevin wrote on his blog — “A couple of days ago, I captured an especially dramatic act of thievery between these wild animals, I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox. Even more impressive: at times, this battle played out more than 20 feet in the air.”
Kevin continues “A red fox caught a rabbit and was carrying it across the meadow, I panned my camera with it to capture the action. Then behind me, I heard the cry of a bald eagle. I turned around and saw it approaching fast. I knew it wanted the rabbit. I intently trained my camera on the fox bracing for a split second of the action.”
“To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected. I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner. Instead, the fox, with its jaw still clenched on the rabbit, inadvertently got snagged by the bald eagle. The eagle lifted the young fox and rabbit into the sky triggering an even more dramatic struggle.”
Amazing photos can be found here –https://blog.livingwilderness.com/2018/05/battle-in-sky-bald-eagle-and-fox.html