Eagles usually bring feelings of wonder rather than fear. But the piercing talons of an eagle can be formidable weapons, as you will see in this YouTube video.

Whether it’s a big horned owl protecting its nest, a deer running for its life, or a wolf being pursued by hunters, the eagle proves it dominancy with incredible aggression and power.

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Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.


  1. The Golden Eagle should not be on protected status. If you could see them hunt baby lambs, fawns, and I even watched two eagles take down a 500 lb calf and carry it off then you would probably have a different opinion of the Mexico birds that go north to there food source.
    My Great Pyrenees we breed are a great defense against predators of domestic and wildlife animals.