A Canada Goose and A Bald Eagle Got In A Fight. Guess Who Won.

Posted: Jun 07, 2016 4:35 PM

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.