WATCH: Florida deputies save hawk with snake wrapped around its neck


Pic by Sambath Subbaiah/Caters News - (Pictured: The eagle and snake fight to the death in Tamilnadu on the outskirts of Chennai, India.) - The moment of mortal combat between a bird of prey and a rat snake has been caught on camera. Sambath Subbaiah, 34, a product manager from Chennai, India, was visiting the area of Tamilnadu, last month, along with his friend Ganesh Jayaraman and his six-year old daughter, Deeksha Diya. Sambath images showcase the impressive rat snake and eagle fighting one another before the short toed eagle inevitably wins, swallowing the snake in one gulp. SEE CATERS COPY.


ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Two Florida deputies helped a hawk escape the clutches of a snake on Sunday.

In body camera footage released by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Dasher and Deputy Forero responded to a report of an injured hawk in the roadway. When they got closer, they realized the red-shouldered hawk had a snake coiled around its neck and wing.

“He’s wrapped up pretty good,” one said.

The other deputy used the end of a club to hold down the snake’s head as he untangled its body from the hawk’s. It appeared to be a North American racer (commonly called “black racers”), a nonvenomous snake.

The hawk likely snatched the snake out of a nearby yard for lunch, but the racer had other plans.

“Good job, buddy!” a deputy said after freeing the hawk. “Everybody wins.”


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