Vancouverite Lisa Bell stumbled upon a classic battle between national symbols: a bald eagle vs. Canada goose, and photographed the tense battle. While the eagle initially appeared to be the victor (#Murica), it turns out the goose was simply playing dead and flew away.
Just after 7 a.m., Bell grabbed her camera when she heard a kerfuffle happening at the pond nearby. When she arrived, a bald eagle was perched on top of a lifeless-looking goose.
“It was very still, there was no more noise coming out of him,” Bell told Global News.
“But as it turns out, I think he was probably playing dead.”
Bell said the eagle was trying to get a better grip on the goose when the goose scrambled out of its claws.
“[The eagle] lost the grip completely and the goose just managed to scoot right out of there.”
The incredible photo series has gone viral on Facebook: (all photos were taken by Lisa Bell)
This story has been updated.
Nature is pretty amazing sometimes.