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lab vs eagle

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I was out playing fetch with the old mallard muncher in the river yesterday, I threw the dummy out as far as I could and the dog went after it, an eagle swooped down and hovered about 12' above the dog trying to decide his next move,my lab weighs 85lbs and this eagle looked like it was about to dig his talons into the dogs back, I yelled, hollered and banged on the canoe to get the eagles attention finally it flew away. How weird is that.

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I'm guessing the eagle probably first saw the dummy you threw and was deciding if it was worth fighting your dog over.

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i agree it was more after the dummy...most won't take the chance of injury on large prey...

but heres an amazing vid...

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An eagle down by the river swooped over my black Lab when he was a puppy. Luckily he's the fastest black lab we've ever seen and he turned on the jets. The eagle missed and he came right to me. Pretty crazy!!!

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I had one hover over my chocolate lab about three years ago on a retrieve for a cripple. He is only 65lb's and that eagle was eyeing him pretty good. Most likely the eagle wanted the duck but the thought might have crossed its mind to have a go at it with my dog. Makes you wonder if they could pick one up out of the water?

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