Raccoons often get a warm and fuzzy role in most children’s books and animal stories, butt in reality they’re a vicious predator of birds that nest on the ground, sometimes killing the nesting hen and eating the eggs. Pheasants, quail, wild turkeys, and other birds must sit and hope that raccoons don’t find them. Nesting birds are also often prey, since the these predators are excellent climbers. However, one ringtailed beast made the mistake of seeking an egg sandwich in an eagle’s nest. Watch what happens.

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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.