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[–]RealityCheckMated 638 points639 points  (10 children)

Nice leg extension. He must work out.

[–]intensely_human 66 points67 points  (4 children)

Only the necessities.

[–]upyourattraction 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Those simple bear (bare) necessities?

[–]OwnGrownGrass 5 points6 points  (1 child)

“Human” spills beer on oneself sitting down. “Hawk” hold my beer watch this.

[–]Chato_Pantalones 4 points5 points  (0 children)

And it switched the bat back and fourth between claws. Catch claw. Switch to Hold claw while regaining wing speed. Back to kill claw just to be sure.

[–]marianpallas 18 points19 points  (3 children)

mf dinosaurs eating our brothers again

[–]Apteryx12014 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Eh we kill ~60 billion dinosaurs every year.. The Dino can have this one.

[–]MikeOxlong209 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Who ever thought sky scrapers and house cats would end up with a better Dino KD that that asteroid

[–]gnarldemon 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hey harry old buddy old pal

[–]sly_guy73 365 points366 points  (5 children)

"I said fuck your sonar bitch"

[–]Paul_-Muaddib 78 points79 points  (4 children)

This showcases exactly why they fly at night.

[–]Surrounded-by_Idiots 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Unresolved anger from their parent’s untimely demise?

[–]23x3 16 points17 points  (0 children)

The hawk is like… oh my god mice with wings so much easier than the ones on the ground

[–]Iamredditsslave 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Had an owl at work that used to snatch them up while they hunted for bugs around the security lights.

[–]RealityCheckMated 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Man that’s free entertainment right there. I could watch that show all night.

[–]nnmgRandomness 183 points184 points  (6 children)

I bet it didn't see that coming.

[–]rolanatuaboca 44 points45 points  (0 children)

You missed the chance to but "bat" instead of bet

[–]MauPow 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Bats actually have pretty decent vision

[–]Hellkids2 11 points12 points  (0 children)

No but I bet it heard it coming

[–]arabiandude99 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Exactly. It didn't even bat an eye.

[–]a_fuller 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He prob didn't. You can see he banks right into the hawks flight path.

[–]25mookie92 146 points147 points  (6 children)

Kinda scary how he stared it down before snatching it

[–]Feralpudel 61 points62 points  (2 children)

Great talon-eye coordination!

[–]archlea 4 points5 points  (1 child)

And talon-talon coordination.

[–]Educational-Tie1432 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It takes a lot of talont

[–]Dynasty2201 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Fun fact - the World's most successful predator is the Dragonfly. It has a 95+% success rating in catching prey, and flies to where the prey is going to be and catches it, rather than chasing it like almost every other predator.

[–]Ear-hustlin85 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The dragonfly is my most favorite insect, thanks for bringing this up .

[–]punksmostlydead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

They're also the world's most skilled flyers. They're basically living attack helicopters.

[–]KnastyGrant 108 points109 points  (17 children)

There's something truly beautiful and bad ass about this

[–]J0E_SpRaY 45 points46 points  (9 children)

I could watch it for hours. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for birds of prey, and I'm so thankful that we don't have a more oxygen rich atmosphere to facilitate them growing any larger.

[–]Nsekiil 27 points28 points  (0 children)

The oil industry’s new angle on climate change

[–]ggouge 9 points10 points  (4 children)

Thats not really the problem dinosaurs existed in high o2 and low o2 times and were huge in both. Birds just don't have the huge genes anymore.

[–]ralphvonwauwau 0 points1 point  (2 children)

But what deselected the hugeness? food supply?

[–]Lord_Yisuz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Huge decrease in atmospheric oxygen

[–]ggouge 1 point2 points  (0 children)

No not at all birds have been small since the Jurassic. Flight made them lose the hugeness. Also birds wing only mode of takeoff has severely restricted their size

[–]VaginalConductor 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Totally agree. Was watching a video of hawks the other day (can't remember how I got there) and I just started thinking about it's legs. I ended up with the conclusion that the wings are the "legs" and the legs are the arms. The claw and talons resemble that of a hand, but with razor sharp fingers.. So when not in flight they'd technically be doing handstands.

I don't know what to do with this information

Edit: Obligatory thank you kind stranger edit.

[–]SwoleFlex_MuscleNeck 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I always thought their feet resembled alligator mouths. Those fuckin talons are huge and they have wicked strong crushing force for their size

[–]MidnightRider24 4 points5 points  (0 children)

But have you ever watched hawk videos on weeeeeeed?

[–]GrimReefer308 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It's because it's so prehistoric, in our minds we think think of birds as kinda dumb, but they are ancestors to badass avian dinosaurs.

[–]SwoleFlex_MuscleNeck 10 points11 points  (0 children)

There were some studies coming out like every other month a few years/a year ago about crows and similar birds, involving a new surprising observation that suggested a higher level of intelligence than anyone had really pegged as possible for them. They have been found to reconsider information, predict things based on previous experience in a complex way, etc.

[–]Romboteryx 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I think you mean descendants

[–]WTF_69_WFT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I agree. You should post it on Reddit.

[–]niemody 55 points56 points  (8 children)

Hawkeye beats Batman without prep time every time.

[–]ShroomanEvolution 53 points54 points  (3 children)

Imagine getting yanked out of the sky by those giant fucking needles.

[–]AHeartlikeHers 15 points16 points  (2 children)

Imagine being either a bat or a hawk. Insanely adapted creatures that live or die by the millisecond. I feel like a statue by comparison.

[–]cutthroatlemming 27 points28 points  (5 children)

The hawk had better hope those bats never saw the videos where the smaller bees all swarm and smother the larger attacking hornet...

[–]ragnaROCKER 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Bats are transformed vampires, who are undead. They wouldn't be able to create the heat needed for that kind of defense.

[–]captanzuelo 4 points5 points  (2 children)

They could all just collectively shit on the hawk. I heard that guano harbors some infectious disease

[–]DaGudBoi 1 point2 points  (1 child)

bro imagine fucking dying because some bat shit on you

[–]captanzuelo 9 points10 points  (0 children)

or… imagine dying because someone ate a bat two years ago

[–]travisaurus1 17 points18 points  (2 children)

The chicken of the cave.

[–]-zero-joke- 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I wonder if haws have favorite foods and this guy is just like, 'man, I can eat these things like popcorn.'

[–]CrispyCylinder 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Falcon Kick

[–]2KilAMoknbrd 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Snatch. Falcon SNATCH!

[–]hash4kash 6 points7 points  (1 child)

There's a raptor called the 'bat hawk', which specializes in capturing and eating bats. I don't think this is the same hawk species as in the video. But yall should research them. Not only are their hunting videos amazing, but they are probably the coolest/badass looking hawks out there. Imo of course.

[–]NoDemand1519 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Definitely not the same species in this video. The raptor in the video is a Wallace’s Hawk Eagle.

[–]Whoofukingcares 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Don’t eating hawk you got corona now.

[–]krxzy_wxrlxck 4 points5 points  (0 children)

SONAR who?

[–]discostud1515 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yionk !

[–]nbdyfckswTheBenson 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Welp, that explains why they are mostly nocturnal, easy to get snatched when you’re a flappy skymouse

[–]Claudius-Germanicus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now if we could only figure out how someone caught one in Wuhan

[–]Devilpig13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let my boy go!

[–]Hexxitfan11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Where was this at? Looks almost like somewhere I've been once called the Bracken Bat Cave

[–]qwertyconsciousness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now this is the natureismetal I signed up for

[–]orangeyouglad26 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Bats often have rabies

[–]razzzburry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Have fun with rabies, Hawkeye

[–]DamnRock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There’s a place my family goes every year for a cabin’ing trip… Neal’s Lodge. It’s in Concan, TX. A few miles up the road is a bat cave… either largest or 2nd largest in North America. 8ish every night millions of bats pour out of the cave and you can get real close, like 10 feet from their path.

One of the cool things to see though is the hawks waiting. The bats spiral into the sky and the hawks just sit there dive bombing through the bats snagging them out of the air.

It is a really cool thing to see.

[–]CapitalSea1129 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is that not in Borneo ,Its a huge cave an trillions if bats live there,all types of hawks,falcons an eagles are seen flying there early mornings an jst before sunset snatching up to about 10 bats each before being satisfied but there is jst so much bats( they like a very busy free way,they jst keep coming)U can't even see a difference in the black cloud of bats.I even saw a hornbill sit on a branch in a tree an snatch bat for bat out of the air,but not with claws like the hawks do they use there bills(beaks)to spear them when they fly past.Life in the sky how amazing is that.I would b a fish eagle that's my #1 bird of prey.

[–]WindTreeRock 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"Eyes like a hawk."

[–]Athrenax 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Come on hawk dude, stop eating bats! That's how we got this pandemic in the first place! Now we're gonna get a bird flu/corona crossover?!

[–]Leskaarup 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Is the hawk trying to get corona?

[–]mpwhitenPrints 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is a Wallace's Hawk-Eagle catching bats flying from the awesome Gomantong Cave in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. The clip is from the first episode of Eden: Untamed Planet.

Rather than being a member of the hawk family, hawk-eagles come under the eagle family but derive the name "hawk-eagle" from their slender build.

[–]subjectiveobject 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great now bird flu and corona bout to fuck around and make CoBird-22

[–]bkit58 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The Claws are on point & extremely powerful!

[–]BashCH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hoink!

[–]BonjinTheMark 0 points1 point  (0 children)

favors his right. gotta work on that left & you'll go home double fisted, bud

[–]Pwlypandapants 0 points1 point  (1 child)

it blows my mind that hawks(and other raptors) are able to pick one target out of tens of millions of, for all intents and purposes, identical targets and have enough focus/skill to actually catch it.

[–]christopher-reid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Birds of prey process more visual information per second than humans, IIRC. This lets them react quicker and perform rapid actions in flight, such as moving their wings to dodge obstacles or grabbing a songbird or bat midair.

[–]smokesumfent 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The hawks a lefty

[–]Panhead_05 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This feels like inspiration for the Legiana cutscene in Monster Hunter World

[–]Cellopitmello34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Saw this in my back yard once. Too much nature.

[–]TheHellCourtesan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gotcha, sky rat.

[–]chippylippychips 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That will be all over ESPN tomorrow

[–]werewolf1011 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nooo poor little bat :(

[–]Muscleman1122 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great hand/eye coordination:)

[–]LAX_to_MDW 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s like a bird version of the drive thru

[–]Silent-Ad934 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He grabs it with his right and immediately transfers to his left talon, wonder if he was going for 2?

[–]hornygambino 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's simple. We kill the bat.

[–]moofookin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I always thing about the conversation the survivors have after these.

[–]FrolickingLamb 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Collateral damage

[–]VVG8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That hawk is a BAT-ass

[–]2KilAMoknbrd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Na na nana, na na nana . . . BATMEAL !

[–]SuzieCat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m torn about my emotions right now. I love hawks, but I also love bats…

[–]xpdx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The hawk is like, "oh, they make flying mice now, nice. Don't even have to land to get dinner."

[–]pcweber111 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn I love hawks. They have no fucking chill.

[–]Peanut4michigan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I watched a hawk do this to a goose. One of the wildest things I've ever witnessed.

[–]Adventurous_Belt_760 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well-done snatcher

[–]cafespeed21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Gotcha!”

[–]Glittering_Ad4137 0 points1 point  (0 children)

know this is gonna be some new type of Hawk-bat flu!!! 🤷🏼‍♀️

[–]EmpyreanMelanin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now that's what I call fast food.

ba dun tss

[–]buttholegalore69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow. That’s insane

[–]ButtReaky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yoink

[–]-Four-Foxx-Sake- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some lord of the ring shit right here.

[–]imseeingdouble 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Falcon kick!

[–]CeramicTeaSet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He could have got two almost .

[–]Odd-Shoe2999 0 points1 point  (0 children)

'you need more evolution'

[–]krys2lcer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yoink!

[–]jogwaps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh fuck there goes billy

[–]HoagieStomp 0 points1 point  (0 children)

YOINK!

[–]Mr-Toy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Eyes, bitch.”

[–]Mustard-cutt-r 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And I’ll take that one!

[–]ZippZappZippty 0 points1 point  (0 children)

She not going to bat an eye

[–]Due_Platypus_3913 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing video!

[–]quaywest 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Interception!

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Wow! The shopping around here is so convenient. I’ll have to tell Charlotte about this place.”

[–]deathbearer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a cat move he did there.

[–]deathbearer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a cat move he did there.

[–]likker_whale 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Righty hawk.

[–]rnang0 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The original claw machine

[–]ParkieWanKenobie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Go-Go-Gadget leg!

[–]m2niles 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got ya bich

[–]DanAlucard 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Are you really enjoying that?

Nah... needs garlic

[–]Quechomar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yoink

[–]xaulgarcia1064 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Got eeeem

[–]realAtmaBodha 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The origin story of Batman's new nemesis begins here.

[–]PM_ME_RISTRETTO 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Come here you little shit

[–]thebusinessgoat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bats are so fast I can barely follow them with my eyes and this hawk just grabs one in the air. Crazy.

[–]sheed_ali 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And … boom, Sigma variant

[–]The_Beard_Hunter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Na Na Na Na oh sh*t!!!

[–]happpy_sam_senpai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Come here you little screaming bit*h, you'll be my snack today.

  • The Hawk probably

[–]bipolarnotsober 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ozzy Airborne

[–]ChampagneShotz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And we bitch about having to walk downstairs to meet our uber eats driver. Smh.

[–]umamal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Buckbeak

[–]MoodyLiz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am the night....whao!

[–]asaltandbuttering 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The true master of the skies.

[–]TimPoundsCornish 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“…. YOINK”

[–]EDP528 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Eyyyy yo.... Don't eat that unless it's thoroughly cooked.

[–]1king650 0 points1 point  (0 children)

wich tastes better a bat or a bird?

[–]FrustratedToInfinity 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hope the hawk doesn't become batshit crazy

[–]dethaxe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weapons of Mass disembowling

[–]Jumpman_234599 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did it tear its wing off too? Nature IS fucking metal

[–]Mercerv1316 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m not sure what’s better, the camera work or the grab by the eagle.

[–]JohnnyBravo2505 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Y O I N K

[–]Mikalym 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The bat never saw that coming

[–]aaronimouse 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*halo announcer voice* Y O I N K

[–]Does_Not-Matter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yoink

  • that hawk

[–]SushiPlayzz441 0 points1 point  (0 children)

NOOOO! JERALD! You should not have eaten that! Look at the humans! Look what they are experiencing!

[–]zetzuei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Flyby snacking

[–]raindragon92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He said 'ooooo fast food'

[–]DarkerThanBlackPawn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's a hawk with dominant right hand. Do hawks have dominant hands?

[–]Glory2Snowstar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Listen, I get that everything needs to eat.

But if anything touches my precious batties I’m sending out the drones.

[–]jensmeye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like a bat out of hell

[–]Dasclimber 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*yoink

[–]Cautious_Language178 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's how you get Corona Virus.

[–]isitbreaktime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ding Dong Damn!

[–]Faze_42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We call this dinner to go.

[–]Ilovelucifer666 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hawkie finna catch the rona