Did you know a golden eagle can take down a sheep or a lamb or even a small calf? Apparently they can, and as ranchers encroach on the birds’ natural habitat  livestock is on the menu. “We find that in most cases where eagles take livestock, at least on a regular basis, it’s because their native prey is not available or not abundant, usually due to habitat quality issues. The habitat is just not there supporting the native prey. And here’s a nice source of food in the form of a sheep or lamb or small calf.”

 

 

 

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