Video of owl getting ambushed by hawk goes viral

Video Of Owl Getting Ambushed By Hawk Goes Viral
Video Of Owl Getting Ambushed By Hawk Goes Viral

Jerry Liguori, a raptor expert and author, was recently filming a barn owl flying across a field when something unexpected happened.

In its talons, the owl was carrying a vole, which is a small rodent.

As Jerry's camera was rolling, he suddenly noticed a Northern Harrier hawk sneak up behind the owl.

The hawk seemed to want the vole as well and launched a surprise attack.

However, in the end, it was unsuccessful and the owl ended up keeping the meal.

Jerry says he was shocked and notes that "I had my eye to the camera focused on the owl and had no idea the Harrier was following behind until it entered the frame."

The video was posted online by the non-profit raptor conservation organization, HawkWatch International, and it garnered over 600,000 views within days.

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Posted by HawkWatch International (HWI) on Sunday, April 19, 2015

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