Bear vs eagle in fight over whale carcass (video)

Brown bear and cub scare off hungry eagle

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Bear scares off eagle in fight over whale carcass


This bear was not about to to let a hungry eagle steal any of his whale carcass find.

The brown bear can be seen defending its beached whale carcass from the scavenging eagle in footage captured by Trevor Jensen back in September 2013, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Although it was shot a while ago, the footage is only now going viral.

The bear reportedly spent around three weeks living by the beached whale in Kodiak, Alaska.



According to caption on YouTube, the bear actually killed two eagles while defending its food, although this is not captured in the footage here.

The Kodiak bear, also known as the Kodiak brown bear or the Alaskan grizzly bear, occupies the islands of the Kodiak Archipelago in South-Western Alaska.

It is the largest subspecies of brown bear and one of the two largest members of the bear family, the other being the polar bear.

According to Wikipedia, emerging vegetation and animals that died during the winter are the first foods the bears eat in the spring.

As summer progresses, a wide variety of vegetation supplies nutritional needs until salmon return. Salmon runs extend from May through September on most of the archipelago and bears consume the five species of Pacific salmon that spawn in local streams and lakes.

In the late summer and early fall, bears consume several types of berries. Bears also feed on wind-rowed seaweed and invertebrates on some beaches throughout the year.

Although deer are abundant on the archipelago and mountain goats are abundant on Kodiak Island, few Kodiak bears actively prey on them.

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