How would it feel when someone grabs your hard earned food and run all of a sudden when you are on your way home? You’d certainly run wild. Wouldn’t you? Then just have a glance to this poor red fox whose prey, a rabbit was stolen and grabbed faraway as in the same way by a giant bald eagle on the San Juan Islands, WA recently.

The bald eagle is also known as a master thief who is contented to steal other’s food. This eagle of America is symbolic of power and grace.” Eagles really don’t like to waste a lot of effort in getting their food, so they look for easy opportunities,” Kevin told Bored Panda.

“A couple of days ago, I captured an especially dramatic act of thievery between these wild animals,” he wrote on his blog. “I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox. Even more impressive: at times, this battle played out more than 20 feet in the air.”

Kevin who was enjoying wildlife- he was watching kits, play and hunt on the prairie- in San Juan Islands witnessed this interesting epic all of a sudden.” A red fox caught a rabbit and was carrying it across the meadow” Kevin said. “I planned my camera with it to capture the action. Then behind me, I heard the cry of a bald eagle. I turned around and saw it approaching fast. I knew it wanted the rabbit. I intently trained my camera on the fox bracing for a split second of the action.”

“To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected. I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner. Instead, the fox, with its jaw still clenched on the rabbit, inadvertently got snagged by the bald eagle. The eagle lifted the young fox and rabbit into the sky triggering an even more dramatic struggle.”

The fox was fearless and really fantastic. The whole combat in the air lasted for about 8 seconds.  Unfortunately, the red fox who realized that it can no longer tackle the eagle gave up. The fox was dropped from a height of around 20 feet. Anyway the fox had no signs of injury after its flight.” It shook off the encounter and resumed playing with its fellow kits. I took several pictures of it after the ordeal and couldn’t find a single scratch” Kevin said.

“I suspect the eagle thought that since it was a very young fox, the fox probably would have been scared by the eagle and would have dropped the rabbit,” Kevin explained to Bored Panda.

“It was a very unique experience. I’ve seen bald eagles steal food from crows, great blue herons, and other eagles. I’ve never seen an act of theft like that where an eagle, fox, and rabbit participate together. But I’ve been working on wildlife photography for nearly 20 years, I believe every animal has a story to tell.”

“Images that tell a story — rather than just being pretty pictures — are my favorite. That’s what I work toward”

What an amazing and interesting story it is to hear and see. Scroll down below to watch the sudden snapshots of this entire combat for yourself and keep in mind to leave a comment too.

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Kevin Ebi, of LivinWilderness.com was able to capture the combat of a real time recently.

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Eagles really don’t like to waste a lot of effort in getting their food, so they look for easy opportunities,” Kevin told Bored Panda.

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

‘A couple of days ago, I captured an especially dramatic act of thievery. I saw a bald eagle steal a rabbit from a young red fox”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Even more impressive: at times, this battle played out more than 20 feet in the air”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“A red fox caught a rabbit and was carrying it across the meadow. I panned my camera with it to capture the action”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Then behind me, I heard the cry of a bald eagle. I knew it wanted the rabbit”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“To my surprise, the scene was even more dramatic than I expected”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“I thought the fox would drop the rabbit, giving the eagle an easy dinner”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“Instead, the fox, with its jaw still clenched on the rabbit, inadvertently got snagged by the bald eagle”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“The eagle lifted the young fox and rabbit into the sky triggering an even more dramatic struggle””

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

The combat in the air lasted around 8 seconds bringing a whole new meaning to the term ‘flying fox’

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

The fox was fine after its flight. “It shook off the encounter and resumed playing with its fellow kits”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

“I took several pictures of it after the ordeal and couldn’t find a single scratch”

Image credits: Kevin Ebi

Here is a fascinating video of this epic scenery captured by Zachary Hartje.