The hawk is a terrifying predator, but this time it paid with its life for a bad decision.
The photos below were taken by Naomi Portnoy – an employee of a science publishing house near Papendrecht in the Netherlands. According to Long Room, the eagle was on his way to hunt when he suddenly discovered a family of ginseng in the lake.
Like many other raptors, the hawk has a sharp, curved claw and a powerful bill that cuts through its prey. Their “menu” includes small mammals such as mice, rabbits or even pigeons, small birds …
In contrast, ginseng is a small bird, relatively gentle, and finds food only in river water with the main prey of eggs or small fish. Considering the correlation between appearance, size, and skill, almost many ginseng families will not survive this lifetime.
In nature, however, nothing can be said. Especially for “mothers” who are always under stress to protect their young children.
And this time the decision to go to the lake to find food cost the eagle dearly.
As soon as he discovered the enemy, the ginseng holding his mother suddenly turned aggressive, he frantically rushed at the eagle when he was much younger.
Confused by the fierce reaction of its prey, the hawk not only failed to gain the upper hand, but also became difficult.
In contrast, mother ginseng repeatedly flapped her wings and charged at the enemy. This leaves the falcon soaked and therefore unable to counterattack. Worse still, the coat being too stained with water, it gradually sank into the water.
At the last moment, the ginseng took the decisive blow, putting his body above the lost hunter.
The hawk ends up drowning, drowned by its own prey just because of the fatal mistake of attacking directly on the “ground” of the ginseng.