Friday, June 18, 2010

Vulture Rips Jackal's Nose for a scrap of Meat

This jackal got a nasty nip on the nose when he took on a hungry vulture for a scrap of meat.
Although the meat was closely guarded by the bird, the jackal thought he'd try his luck - but he obviously hadn't bargained for a fight.
And when the jackal finally plucked up the courage to pounce, the vulture struck back with his beak.
These incredible pictures were snapped by husband and wife Lizet and Johann Grobbelaar at Giant's Castle Nature Reserve in the Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.
The keen birdwatchers, from Pretoria, often travel there to photograph the large raptors, which gather to feast on carcasses dumped by the reserve staff.
Mr Grobbelaar, 40, said: "It all started when the jackal appeared over the ridge. The vulture immediately noticed it and seemed irritated and not intimidated at all.
"The jackal would slowly approach and then back off again repeatedly with the vulture just standing still.
"Then, after about 10 minutes of this, the jackal decided it was then or never and approached right up to the bird.
"It lunged toward the vulture but the bird replied by zapping it on the nose. The jackal immediately backed off.
"It was very exciting. We were very surprised to see that the vulture actually got hold of the jackal's nose."

1 comment:

SuneetYadav said...

very funny !!! hahahaha

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