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Animal vs. Animal Pictorial; These are accounts of natural confrontations.
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We can only imagine!



Serval v 4 Cheetahs






Wildcat v Cheetahs

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Baboon v Warthog

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Rhino Elephant

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Leopard v Baboon

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Bateluer v Warthog

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Cheetah v Wild Dogs

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Lion v Croc

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HUMPBACK WHALE AND DOLPHIN
Kauai, Hawaii, USA
Lori Mazzuca
Kailua Kona, hawaii, USA
“I was observing a strange interaction between a pair of bottlenose dolphins and a humpback whale, when it became apparent that the two species were collaborating in some way. The dolphin was lying on a humpback whale’s head while it was slowly swimming along. Looking through my camera lens the stunt appeared to be orchestrated by mutual “agreement.” The whale very slowly—and vertically—lifted the dolphin into the air. I expected the dolphin to wriggle atop the humpback’s head to get off, but it just laid still and arched, trying to stay on top of the whale’s snout. In this frame the dolphin was beginning its slippery return to the sea. Once back in the ocean, the dolphin swiftly swam away with the other dolphin, leaping joyfully as if they had just scored a coup!”
http://www.mnh.si.edu/exhibits/natures_best_2006/gallery/humpbackwhaleanddolphin.html 



Playful Dog v Australian Magpie:





Kookaburra v Australian Magpie







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Two male southern elephant seals clash over a harem. This photograph won the behavioral and physiological ecology category in the BMC Ecology photography contest of 2013. 




Australian Magpie v Brown Rat


 

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Epic Undersea Battle Caught on Video

By Becky Oskin, Staff Writer | January 13, 2014 03:47pm ET

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A squid and owlfish battle in Monterey Bay, as seen by MBARI's remotely-operated vehicle on Nov. 11, 2013.

Thanks to its sharp beak, a small red squid emerged victorious after an epic hour-long battle with a much bigger owlfish, all caught on video last November in Monterey Bay, Calif.

The black-eyed squid paralyzed the owlfish by cutting through the fish's backbone, according to Bruce Robinson, a senior scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Robinson narrates a video of the fight between invertebrate and vertebrate, captured by MBARI's remotely operate vehicle Doc Ricketts on Nov. 11, 2013.

The Doc Ricketts discovered the struggling marine creatures at about 1,475 feet (450 meters) below Monterey Bay as the vehicle was rising toward the surface, said Susan von Thun, an MBARI senior research technician. Scientists watched the scene play out for 50 minutes before the ROV had to continue its journey, Von Thun told LiveScience.





"They were sinking rapidly the whole time, and we think that's part of [the squid's tactic," Von Thun said. "We see a lot of feeding events and often times the squid gets startled and lets go, but this guy held on for the whole time that we watched it."

By the time the ROV left, the squid and owlfish had dropped to a depth of 1,970 feet (600 m), Von Thun said.

An owlfish can flee a squid's grabby tentacles by shedding scales, slipping the grip, or by flicking their tails to dart out of reach, Robinson said in the video. But the squid in this video is hugging the owlfish too tight for escape. Slowly, the squid twisted the fish inside its tentacles, biting over and over until it finally subdued its prey. The squid also held its tentacles over the owlfish's gill slits, perhaps in an attempt to suffocate the fish.

Dubbed owlfish by MBARI, the fish seen in the video is also known as a smelt, species Bathylagus, and is about 10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 centimeters) long. The squid, a Gonatus onyx, is about 4 to 5 inches (10 to 12 cm) long.

- See more at: http://www.livescience.com/42536-squid-versus-fish-video.html#sthash.yzzwDIeR.dpuf 



Coyote attacks deer on front lawn in Digby County

Published on March 14, 2014Share 18 0 Comment

DIGBY (TC Media) — A Little River couple had front row seats for what looked like an episode of Animal Planet.

Rita Denton had just stood up from quilting, about 3 p.m. on March 7, when something caught her eye.

Outside the big bay window in the front of her house, she saw a deer jumping in the air and what she thought was a dog.

“I thought, now whose dog is chasing deer?” she told the Courier. “And then I realized it wasn’t a dog. It was a coyote.”

Denton called her husband Dale in from the next room and he thought she was joking.

But it was happening – just 40 feet away from the house.

The Dentons watched for 5-10 minutes as the coyote lunged at the deer and then the deer jumped back at the coyote.

“Back and forth, back and forth, she (the deer) would jump at him and he would run off,” said Denton. “I think what she was trying to do was jump on him. She was really giving it back to him; she wasn’t giving up.”

Denton said she was very concerned about the doe – she said she had seen a mother and fawn often on the lawn before this incident and assumes this was the same doe.

“I knew she was really getting tired,” said Denton. “Her tongue was hanging out the side of her mouth and you could see her chest heaving.”

Dale went out on the lawn and yelled at the coyote and it retreated a little ways into the woods but not far.

The coyote had no fur on about a foot of its tail, a classic symptom of mange, which is a mite infection under the animals fur.

Mange doesn’t necessarily make the animal act strangely but does put the animal under stress, especially in the cold.

Dale went to leave to bring someone to the house with a firearm but his truck scared off the deer and the coyote.

A friend who traps coyotes spent four hours in behind the Denton property and saw lots of fur where the coyote or coyotes have been eating a lot of rabbit – but otherwise no sign of either animal.

The Dentons haven’t seen the doe and fawn since, although their son, who lives just up the road, has a few extra deer on his lawn these days.

Rita said she regularly hears coyotes howling in back of their property.

Bob Petrie, director of the wildlife branch with the Department of Natural Resources said he doesn’t see anything unusual in this predator—prey interaction.

“Coyotes are on the look out for a food source like any other animal,” he told the Courier by phone. “This one happened to occur in range of a camera which makes for some very interesting photos, but I expect this is something that is happening every day in the woods.”

He also didn’t find it unusual that it would happen so near a house.

“Once a coyote finds a deer or possible food source, it will pursue it where ever it goes,” he said.

Petrie said the coyote exhibited normal coyote behaviour when it retreated from Dale.

“Where we would be concerned was when a coyote exhibits signs of habituation, or lacking fear of people,” he said.

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The incredible moment jaguar leaps from river bank in bid to catch giant otter swimming below - but the slippery creature escapes
  • Predator is seen making its way across the top of an 26ft river bank

  • Fearless feline decided to make the most of its vantage point

  • Otter managed to slip beneath the mirky water of the Cuiaba River in Brazil

  • Images were taken by Irish photographer David Jenkins, 41




By TARA BRADY

PUBLISHED: 01:35 AEST, 30 May 2014 | UPDATED: 06:36 AEST, 30 May 2014



This is the moment a jaguar was captured diving from the top of a river bank in an attempt to catch a giant river otter.

After spotting a family of otters travelling noisily downstream, the sharp-eyed predator is seen stealthily making its way across the top of an 26ft river bank.

Noticing the youngest and smallest of the group trailing behind, the fearless feline decided to make the most of its vantage point by launching into the water head first.



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This is the moment a jaguar was captured diving from the top of a river bank in an attempt to catch a river otter

But it seems that this is one big cat that might still needs a few diving lessons as the lucky otter managed to slip beneath the brown mirky water of the Cuiaba River in Brazil.

Captured by Irish photographer, David Jenkins, 41, the mammals can be heard calling loudly to their youngest member of the family.

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Mr Jenkins said: 'The jaguar was resting when it heard the noisy otters making their way down river, it watched them pass by below until he selected his target which was one of the younger otters at the back.

'They were moving close to the river bank as they travelled and the big cat obviously saw a good opportunity and went for it.



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The jaguar takes a leap of faith into the water to ambush the youngest otter managed to make a quick escape



'It really was an incredible leap, I'd say the riverbank was around 8 metres high and it just launched at the otter head first.

'The jaguars are very confident in the water and often ambush prey jumping from the riverbanks.

'All the otter family survived this time, once they saw the predator they didn't hang around, the current in the water was very strong so they were able to make a very quick escape downriver.



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The jaguar hits the water but the otter manages to slip beneath the water just in time



'In the video you can hear them making loud noises, they came back to make sure none of their group was taken and to give an alarm that they have seen the predator, the otters are tough animals and can measure almost two metres long.

'I think maybe the jaguar was frustrated but only briefly, I guess he knew he had just missed a good opportunity to make a kill.

'You need to be extremely lucky to be in the right place at the right time to see it, but a large part of being able to photograph incredible action such as this one is due to great safari guides as well as a lot of patience.

'I couldn't believe my luck, I guess this is one of those rare moments all wildlife photographers dream of but rarely get to see.'


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...z33BRBMyEE



Shark vs shark: Amazing footage of great white attack off Neptune Island, SA



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Shark on shark makes for one massive battle. 



A DIVER has captured footage of the extremely rare moment in which a great white shark attacked its own kind in the waters off South Australia.



According to theDaily Mail, 33-year-old diver Adam Malski was off Neptune Island, near Port Lincoln, studying a great white known as “Gilbert” by locals.



Despite being nearly 20 feet long, the shark didn’t seem very aggressive.









That was until a much smaller shark, estimated to be half the size of Gilbert, tried to eat some bait Malski’s crew left floating in the ocean right by their boat.



Just as the bait was taken, Gilbert suddenly emerged and opened his massive jaws as if he was trying to bite the head off the smaller shark.



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The sharks brutally attack each other. 



Great white sharks abound in the waters off Neptune Island, which is home to several businesses offering shark cage dives.



Abalone diver and shark attack survivor Greg Pickering said earlier this year that a rise in attacks in the area was due to the cage-diving industry teaching sharks to associate boats and divers with food.



Port Lincoln tuna baron Hagen Stehr has called for great whites to be culled, saying there were more around the waters off SA’s Eyre Peninsula than ever before.



While Malski isn’t sure whether Gilbert’s intended target was the shark or the bait, he’s confident that this is one of the only times a great white shark has been caught attacking another on film.



This is the second aquatic phenomenon to be recorded as of late, as a group of killer whales was recently filmed attacking and eating a tiger shark off the coast of Costa Rica.


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Human (Cyclist) v Australian Magpie







Kitten v Pike







Bald Eagle v Cougar Cub

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"Jeff Hogan caught something that will blow your mind! Here you'll see F99 being dive-bombed and attacked by a mature bald eagle! The eagle succeeded in grabbing her rear end and yanking her into the air. F99 was ready for the next swoop and leaped into the air in an attempt to snag the eagle."



African Golden Cat v Red Colobus Monkeys



Check out the first known footage of an African golden cat hunting during daylight in Kibale Natl Park, Uganda! Taken with a camera trap set by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, this clip shows the African golden cat hunting red colobus monkeys feeding on the dead wood of a tree stump. Watch the vid to see what unfolds! Also check out the footage in slow-mo & watch another video of monkeys harassing an African golden cat in a tree



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Raccoon Rides Alligator

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Sea Eagle v Flying Fox

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Australian Magpie v Red Fox

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Australian Magpie v Australian Crow



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Indian Mongoose v Bengal Monitor



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I took this photograph at Nagarahole national park, Karnataka, on 19th Nov 2014 around 6:00 pm. My friends and I were nearing the end of the evening safari when I saw a commotion in the bushes. I got a quick glimpse of a common monitor lizard (Varanus bengalensis). As we passed it by, a mongoose suddenly emerged from the bushes, so we reversed our vehicle to photograph it. Soon we were amazed to see the mongoose viciously attack the lizard, biting it here and there. The lizard did its best to defend itself by whipping its tail, but the mongoose attacked its face. However, although it clearly had the upper hand, the mongoose left the lizard after about fifteen minutes, having inflicted bleeding wounds on the monitor’s nose and face.


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Silver Gull v Australian Magpie

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Kookaburra v Goanna







Australian Magpie v Brown Snake

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Dont know the exact species:

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Female Homo sapien v Kangaroo:

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Sea Lion pup. Given the ability of Sea Lions to rotate and move effectively using their rear and front flippers, that pup was able to defend itsself by not allowing the Jackal(s) to attack from the rear. A seal which lacks that ability would probably have fallen prey to the jackals.

However when totally outnumbered even a sea lion pup struggles to defend itself:








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Cast of Spider Crabs v Octopus!

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Watch a Wildcat Attack a Parrot in Rare Video
Tourists were in for a shock when they saw a wildcat catch a parrot during a birdwatching trip.






By Shaena Montanari
PUBLISHED AUGUST 15, 2017

Macaws are not typically on the menu for ocelots—until the opportunity presents itself.

During a recent birdwatching trip in Peru's Tambo Blanquillo private wildlife reserve, tourists were stunned to see the wildcat grab a red-and-green macaw and carry off its prize, still vigorously flapping its wings, into the forest.

Stefano Raffo, the reserve's business manager who filmed the incident, says it's unusual to see predators in the act of catching prey. And on top of that, “it is really rare to catch it on camera.”

Red-and-green macaws flock to this part of southeastern Peru because of the clay-rich riverbanks—and tourists follow, eager to see the beautiful birds in the wild. This species, widespread throughout South America, is not endangered.

“The macaws and many parrot species go to the clay walls and feed directly on the clay," says Eduardo  Iñigo-Elias, an ornithologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology in Ithaca, New York. 

"The clay works like having an Alka-Seltzer—it helps them get rid of some of the toxins of the fruits and seeds they are feeding on.”

Not only that, but eating clay—a phenomenon called geophagy—provides the birds with needed salt, along with balancing their pH.

But congregating on exposed riverbanks can be dangerous—it puts the birds at higher risk of predators.

“The jaguars and ocelots wait until the macaws come down to the clay. If they get lucky, they will catch one,” says Raffo. 

For that reason, red-and-green macaws are typically shy and cautious birds, Raffo says, and don't often get caught.

“It was a lucky ocelot," says Iñigo-Elias, "and a silly macaw."

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/08/ocelots-macaws-parrots-attack-predators/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20170816news-wildcatattacksmacawvideo&utm_campaign=Content&sf106301226=1 
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Tiger Quoll v Wedge-tailed Eagle

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http://www.standard.net.au/story/4859008/caught-on-camera/ 




Golden Tree Snake v Tokay Gecko








Iguana v Snakes







Elephant attacks a Black Rhino






Jackals v Bat Eared Fox

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Eagle v Mamba v Leopardess












"A confrontation between a 2.0m Perente (Australia's largest monitor lizard or goanna - predator and scavenger) and a King Brown or Mulga Snake (Predator and venomous snake)."






























Man v Lion



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Mighty crocodile defeats a deadly viper in epic battle as they thrash around in a watering hole

  • Rishani Gunasinghe was passing a watering hole in Yala National Park when she spotted the crocodile
  • She said there was a small white object near the croc which caught her eye, and the reptile soon grabbed it
  • The object turned out to be a Russell's viper, which is one of the largest and deadlines snakes on the island 
  • Despite the snake's fearsome reputation it proved no match for the crocodile, which tore it to pieces 

By CHRIS PLEASANCE FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 21:52 AEST, 25 May 2018 | UPDATED: 23:25 AEST, 25 May 2018


These dramatic images capture the moment a mighty croc took on a deadly snake.
The croc is shown tossing and turning in the river with the viper clamped and thrashing beneath his powerful jaws.
Despite an intense battle, the croc came off on top and got to gobble down his prey.
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Dr Rishani Gunasinghe, an amateur photographer from Sri Lanka, captured these stunning images of a crocodile fighting a Russell's viper in a watering hole inside Yala National Park
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Dr Gunasinghe said most sightseers passed the watering hold by, but her group stopped after seeing a small white object near the crocodile which turned out to be a snake
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As Dr Gunasinghe watched the crocodile grabbed the snake in its jaws and hauled it out of the water. At first she thought it was a python because of its size, but it turned out to be a Russell's Viper
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Russell's vipers are venomous and are classed as one of India's Big Four, which are the snakes that cause the majority of harmful or fatal bites to humans each year
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While it is not clear which species the crocodile belongs to, the country's most common freshwater species is the mugger crocodile. They are ambush hunters and will eat almost anything they can catch, including birds, fish and other reptiles
Captured in Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, the images were taken by Dr Rishani Gunasinghe, a Patent Technology Specialist.
Rish said: 'We came across a small waterhole by the main road that was home to a small croc, which most Jeeps seemed to ignore and pass by, crocs not being rare in the island.
'However, there was something that initially appeared to be small and white close by, which sparked our interest and made us stop for a closer look.
'Soon the croc took the white thing into its mouth and lifted it revealing a snake, and first, seeing only the underbelly and the enormous size, we assumed it was a python.
'After a few quick photographs, I noticed the unmistakable chain of dorsal spots and realized it was actually a Russell's Viper.
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Russell's vipers are responsible for the highest number of snake bites in Sri Lanka, the highest number of fatalities and is the second most venomous viper on the island. Despite that, it feeds mostly on rodents and is unlikely to have targeted the croc
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Dr Gunasinghe said she watched for several minutes as the crocodile thrashed around with the snake in its mouth, tearing the reptile to pieces in its jaws
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Crocodile's heads are made of a solid piece of bone making them incapable of chewing, so in order to eat prey they must first thrash around to strip meat from its bones before swallowing it
'Seeing a Russell's viper in the wild, one of the deadliest snakes in the world, was indeed a treat, but to see a croc with one of possibly record size, and the superb spins and tosses displayed by the croc in trying to kill and devour the viper, was quite a show and possibly a once-in-a-lifetime encounter.
'When I was taking the pictures, all I was thinking was getting both the croc and viper sharp and freezing the super-fast action as best as I could. Now I feel we were extremely lucky to witness such a rare event.
'The Russell's viper is an aggressive snake and in Sri Lanka, it is responsible for the highest snake bites, highest number of fatalities and it's the second most venomous viper in the island.
'It is said to have the longest fangs of any Sri Lankan snake. It feeds mainly on rodents and other arthropods, so it's hard to think it targeted a croc.'
You can see more of Rish's work at https://www.facebook.com/wildmomentsbyRish/.
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I am not exactly sure of the species of Monitor, but it is not putting up much fight against this Snouted Cobra.





"The snouted cobra is an aggressive snake and are they are potently neurotoxic and classified as highly dangerous. They are predominantly nocturnal but are often encountered during the day in the bushveld as Helen Young discovered. 
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This snake was out and about trying to grab himself a mammoth meal as he took on this sizable monitor lizard…
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Helen tells Latestsightings.com: “In April this year, I was on a solo trip to Kruger as my husband went climbing. I left Shingwedzi camp as the gates opened and headed off down to Letaba. Not too far down the road, I came across a very odd looking shape in the distance and I could not make out what it was. I approached slowly and was amazed to find a massive cobra (snouted cobra is the consensus) trying to take on a large monitor lizard.”

“The lizard showed immense strength as it dragged the snake up the road. I didn’t want to move my car in case I spooked the snake – this meant that they got a bit too close for comfort (at one point they were both tangled up partly under my car).”

“As time went on I could see that the lizard was flagging. It had clear bite wounds in its neck and it was covered in venom.”

“Despite this, incredibly, the lizard was able to escape the snake’s jaws a couple of times and made a swift exit. Unfortunately for the lizard, the snake caught it again (once in the face). This went on for some time and the lizard eventually stopped moving.” 

“In the end a car sped past which frightened off the snake (via the underneath of my car). I stayed quite a while with the monitor lizard to see what would happen next. The lizard remained motionless in the road except for a couple of flicks of its tongue. I suspect it became road kill but at least it should have fed something in the end.” 

“I’m very glad to have caught this interesting sighting on film to share with others!”
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Striped Hyenas Fighting







Badger v Skunk



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Lionesses skillfully cripple a large antelope:



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