People React to the skills of this Eagle catching a Mountain Goat

A video of an eagle is going viral on social media, in which the eagle is seen hunting the mountain goat.

You have probably never seen skills like this eagle used to hunt a goat. It can be seen in this video that the Eagle sees the Mountain Goat and attacks it fiercely to make it its prey. As soon as the eagle reaches near the Goat, it pulls it with its beak and drops it down the mountain. Due to the high height of the mountain, the Goat collides with the stones and falls very low, and ends there.

This video of 2 minutes 3 seconds has been shared on ‘IVM Sky Animals’ YouTube channel and the netizens are giving different reactions after watching this video. This video has been viewed 15,195,808 times so far. One user wrote “Me before watching the video: “How is a 20 lbs bird going to carry a 100 lbs goat back to it’s nest” me at 1:35 “Okay, it totally didn’t need to carry that goat back to the nest.” While this user wrote a funny comment, “The eagle wanted to test to see if the goat could fly.

How are eagles able to pick up and carry (small) goats?

The simple answer is eagles not are able to take to the wing or carry a goat or sheep.

As a general rule, an eagle can carry half their body weight. Some of the larger eagles (female) can be 6–7 kg. So at most they can carry 3–4kgs.

I don’t know how much a newborn goat weighs, but anything even close to an adult goat or sheep would be off-limits.

Eagles are opportunistic and will certainly feed on dead/dying goats on the ground and are often accused of killing and carrying sheep or goats. In Australia, eagles were persecuted by sheep farmers to the point of a bounty being put on them in the 1950s I believe. It has taken many years and extensive education programs to resolve them of this reputation. Unfortunately, the reputation remains. (Via Natasha Ballad, Ex zookeeper on Quora)

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