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Someone strapped a camera to a falcon for some jaw-dropping hunting footage

We would so play this video game.


Miles Klee


Posted on Sep 22, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 1:17 pm CDT

Am I the only one jealous of that one kid from Animorphs who got stuck living as a red-tailed hawk? Yes? Whatever, let’s watch this POV GoPro video of falcons taking down a crow.

The chase is a thrill ride, calling to mind the dizzying dogfights of World War I, and you’ll be amazed by the maneuvers—though we imagine the whole thing would have been over sooner if one of these birds didn’t have a camera strapped to it. (Not that we understand aerodynamics.)

You may now take a moment to express gratitude for the miracle of stationary food.

Photo by Nikita/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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*First Published: Sep 22, 2014, 7:37 pm CDT