Mischievous Crow Hitches a Ride on the Back of a Bald Eagle


A bald eagle was flying along minding its own business when a mischievous crow decided it wanted a break from flight and hitched a ride on its back. The eagle didn’t seem to mind one bit, and let the crow sit there and take a rest. These incredible photographs were captured by wildlife photographer Phoo Chan.

Chen remarks, “Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these ‘intruders’ simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow’s presence invading its personal space. What made it even more bizarre was that the crow even made a brief stop on the back of the eagle as if it was taking a free scenic ride and the eagle simply obliged.”






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