Eagles Attack a Paraglider

11/07/2011

Eagle Attack SceenshotHere's a video showing some crazy footage of a man paragliding the Himalayas who has the shock of his life when two eagles materialize out of nowhere and smash into him. It's possible that the eagles were engaged in a mid-air courtship display and unwittingly collided with the paraglider (eagles don't typically attack people), or that they perceived the paraglider as a threat and were indeed aggressively attacking.  Either way, it was an odd, scary and unexpected outcome for sure!

 

 

Check out this recreation of an eagle attack with Dave Salmoni.

 

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Want to see more eagles in action? Check out this related Animal Planet content!


David Mizejewski is a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. His goal is to inspire others to appreciate the wonders of nature. Meet David >
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