With wingspans up to 8 feet, adult golden eagles can reach lengths of more than 3.5 feet from beak to tail. The birds are around the same size as a newborn lamb, weighing between 7 and 12 pounds on average. It has a grip force that is almost 750 pounds per square inch, which is greater than a lion’s jaws.
The most extensively dispersed species of eagle, golden eagles are widespread throughout North America, Eurasia, and parts of northern Africa. They are native to the Northern Hemisphere. These ᴛᴇʀʀɪʙʟᴇ ᴋɪʟʟer birds of the air can soar thousands of feet in the air and have miles-long vision.
The Chamois, a mountain goat and related to the antelope native to Europe, is ʜᴜɴᴛed by golden eagles using an incredible ʜᴜɴᴛing strategy. When it comes to mountain goats, these eagles will dig their talons into the back and, using their incredible grip power, drag the mountain goat off a cliff and the power of gravity will ᴋɪʟʟ the prey.
At that height, it’s already over if they can simply manage to do enough to cause the goat to lose balance. It is brilliant and effective.
Let’s watch eagle use special sᴋɪʟʟs to ʜᴜɴᴛ mountain goat in the video below: