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Eric -- Great stuff, dude. Phenomenal documentation.I think what you saw with the talons raking the rear is an actual attempt at GRABBING and taking the deer down. That sounds impossible, but I have attached a clip of a Golden Eagle being used to hunt a full grown Deer. They have also been documented lifting wild goats (I forget the species) off of cliff faces where these goats live and dropping them to their deaths.So remember -- don't play around in your bunny suit when in Golden Eagle country...
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