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Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit, And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo | Bored Panda

Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit, And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo | Bored Panda

Photographer Shoots Epic Battle Between Fox And Eagle Over Rabbit, And It Gets More And More Epic With Each Photo

How would you feel if you were on your way home proudly clutching your hard-earned food, when all of a sudden somebody jumps you, snatches away your sandwich and does a runner? You'd be furious wouldn't you? Spare a thought then for this poor red fox, whose rabbit was dramatically stolen by a cheeky bald eagle on San Juan Islands, WA, just recently.
The bald eagle is a symbol of America, powerful, graceful and fearsome. However, quite aptly one could say, it is also known as a master thief, quite happy to steal food from others whenever the opportunity arises. "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," 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 was on the San Juan Islands watching young foxes, called kits, play and hunt on the prairie. "A red fox caught a rabbit and was carrying it across the meadow," he said. "I panned 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 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."
That's one feisty fox! The entire airborne battle lasted around 8 seconds, bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'flying fox.' Finally, after realizing that this battle cannot be won, the fox gave up the fight and the eagle dropped it from a height of around 20 feet. While taking a pretty heavy landing, the fox showed no signs of injury from 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. But I've been a nature photographer 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"
And what a story the eagle, fox and rabbit turned out to be! Scroll down below to check out the incredible and rare images for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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Photographer Kevin Ebi of LivingWilderness.com captured the fight of a life 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 entire airborne battle 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

Zachary Hartje also captured the fascinating scene on video

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Parodies Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying


Parodies Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying

Parodies That Are Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying



Parodies That Are Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying
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What happens when popular parodies stop being parodies? Do parodies more popular than their subject cease to be funny, or are they just funny in a different way? If you didn't know about the movie Downfall, for example, would all of those Downfall Hitler memes still be funny?
It's a tricky question. It doesn't happen very often, but there are a few examples of this weird phenomenon. Most parodies "punch up," so-to-speak, poking fun at politicians, films, songs, companies, and so on, that a lot of people are familiar with. Long after everyone has forgotten, for example, a Saturday Night Live sketch mocking a presidential candidate, that candidate is remembered by the public for their life and deeds beyond the sketch.
But sometimes, the parody becomes way more popular than the source material, creating a new, rare class of parody: "Things You Didn't Realize Were Parodies." Do these parodies suffer for being so anchorless? Is David Bowie's "Magic Dance" a weaker, less-clever song? Is the Energizer Bunny any less iconic? Let's explore some examples of parodies that occupy this odd space in popular culture.


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Austin Powers VS Jason King



Austin Powers is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Parodies That Are Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying
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The Austin Powers trilogy is obviously a James Bond parody in part, with its references to Goldfinger (Goldmember), Oddjob (Random Task), and Pussy Galore (Alotta Fagina), among many, many others. But the Austin Powers character himself was actually inspired by an obscure womanizing detective/spy character named Jason King (Peter Wyngarde), from a short-lived 1970s British spy show of the same name. King shares with Powers a love for bleeding-edge trendy clothing, bouffants, untamed body hair, and shameless flamboyance. The character's legacy reached far beyond Powers: King also inspired the 1990s Invisibles comic book character Mr. Six and the X-Men villain Jason Wyngarde, also known as Mastermind.
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Foghorn Leghorn VS Beauregard Claghorn



Foghorn Leghorn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Parodies That Are Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying
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Most kids and cartoon fans probably assume the loudmouthed southern rooster Foghorn Leghorn is a Looney Tunes original, but he's actually a parody of/homage to two 1940s radio characters: Senator Beauregard Claghorn, an uber-Southern politician character played by Kenny Delmar on The Fred Allen Show, and The Sheriff, a hard-of-hearing Southern lawman played by Jack Clifford on a show called Blue Monday Jamboree. When Leghorn debuted in 1945, he was unnamed and based only on The Sheriff, since the Claghorn character had yet to debut. By the early 1950s, however, only the influence of the Claghorn character remained and he took on the Foghorn Leghorn name, a direct reference to Claghorn. The popular Claghorn character even appeared on the silver screen in 1946's It's a Joke, Son, the title of which went on to become one of Foghorn Leghorn's catchphrases.
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'Airplane!' VS 'Zero Hour!'



Airplane! is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Parodies That Are Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying
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Airplane! was the 1980 hit and cult classic starring Leslie Nielsen, and is considered one of the best comedies of all time. It was a direct satire on a lesser-known (though well-recieved) disaster drama called Zero Hour! which premiered in 1957.
Filmmakers David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams wanted to poke fun at the disaster film genre by turning tragedy into slapstick comedy. They drew from Zero Hour! and other films like it, sometimes creating almost identical scenes from the originals
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LOVE/HATE Tattoo Jokes VS 'The Night Of The Hunter'



The Night of the Hunter is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Parodies That Are Way More Popular Than The Thing They're Parodying
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Jokes about having some variation of LOVE/HATE tattooed on your knuckles are incredibly common, but their origin is somewhat obscure. When the three-fingered Sideshow Bob on The Simpsons sported "LUV" and "HĀT," for example, or when a dog at the pound in Shaun the Sheep: The Movie had "BARK" and BITE" on its forepaws, it isn't just a reference to a common prison tattoo. Robert Mitchum's serial killer preacher character Harry Powell first wore the distinctive LOVE/HATE tattoos in 1955's The Night of the Hunterwhere Powell would use them in unsettling impromptu "sermons" about "the story of good and evil." In 1996, Roger Ebert called the movie "one of the greatest of all American films" but lamented how it "has never received the attention it deserves."
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