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Eagle Takes On A Snake In An Epic Showdown

Written by Beatriz Sanchez
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In a deadly fight between a snake and an eagle, which animal do you think has a better chance of winning? Like a scene out a movie, this video shows what two very different animals are willing to do to survive.

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The video was taken by visitors of Kruger National Park in South Africa and was uploaded to YouTube on December 2nd, 2016 by Matthew McCreesh and Catherine van Eyk, both 26, from South Africa.

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According to Eeden, a Ph.D candidate at the University of Cape Town who is studying the decline of martial eagles in Kruger, the footage is especially interesting since such encounters are rarely seen--and almost never filmed.

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Things get especially tense when we see the cobra spitting out poisonous venom and the eagle flapping its feathers. Neither seem willing to back off so they continue to stare at each other.

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According to Eeden, a Ph.D candidate at the University of Cape Town who is studying the decline of martial eagles in Kruger, the footage is especially interesting since such encounters are rarely seen--and almost never filmed.

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Things get especially tense when we see the cobra spitting out poisonous venom and the eagle flapping its feathers. Neither seem willing to back off so they continue to stare at each other.

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