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Bald eagles are exceptional hunters.

I had the privilege of witnessing the raw power and agility of this incredible raptor when she hunted an unfortunate American Coot.

Coots are pretty slow swimmers and flyers, they can never be faster than a Bald Eagle in a scoop dive.

They rely on the open water for their protection, diving in when danger gets too close.

This coot was eventually tired of diving as the eagle never gave up on the chase. That’s when the eagle went for the kill.

Bad day for Coot, good day for Eagle.