Catch A Ride: Crow Riding On Top Of Flying Bald Eagle

July 7, 2015

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These are a handful of shots captured by avian photographer Phoo Chan of a crow riding on the back of a bald eagle. That is certainly something you don't see everyday. Something I don't see everyday? Another human being. Just let that sink in while I talk to a pillow I drew a face on. Per the photographer:

Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these 'intruders' simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow's presence invading its personal space. What made it even more bizarre was that the crow even made a brief stop on the back of the eagle as if it was taking a free scenic ride and the eagle simply obliged.

How about that! I wish I had a giant bald eagle mount to ride into battle. Honestly, I wish I had any kind of giant animal mount to ride into battle. I would even settle for a turtle. Not if we're doing air battle though, because falling out of the sky like a screaming rock is not how you win air battles.

Keep going for several more shots of the crow landing on the back of the eagle.

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Thanks to Dunc, who dreamt he could fly last night and woke up this morning sorely disappointed. I hate that.

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