On the way home from the ranch last week, I spotted two ravens and something else in the grass about 150 yards off the road. I figured it might be something interesting so I began taking photos before I’d identified the target.
Turns out it was a golden eagle guarding a ground squirrel that it had just killed.
Eventually the eagle spotted my truck and got nervous. He took off with the squirrel in his grasp, but it wasn’t long before he dropped it.
I snapped a couple shots as he flew by.
I felt bad that he left his meal behind, but I’m sure the ravens made short work of it.