Brain Clutter

May 27, 2008

Bald Eage vs. Swan

Filed under: personal — Tags: , , , , , — brainclutter @ 9:07 am

I found these interesting photos on a British Columbia resort website… Gather ’round for a story!


There once was a swan, so beautiful and majestic, who loved to ride on air.

Swan flying peacefully

Along came an eagle, apparently hungry, to give the swan a scare!

Eagle vs. Swan

“Excuse me, Swan,” the eagle said. “For this fright in flight.”

Eagle vs. Swan

“I couldn’t help it. You looked so tasty! Can I have a teensy bite?”

Eagle vs. Swan

“Get off my back!” the swan yelled out. “I’m no meal for birds of prey!”

Eagle vs. Swan

“A teensy bite? Ha Ha! Yeah right! I don’t believe a word you say!”

Eagle vs. Swan

Was it luck or skill? We’ll never know… but the swan lived to see another day.



  1. Are you Richard from Tok, Alaska
    I was there in 1957 at an old abandoned Army Air Force base. The hot top runway was still usable, and the hangers were still usable.
    Thanks for the good pictures.

    Comment by Roger Carroll — May 29, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

  2. I took these photos in April 2008 at Lakelse Lake in Terrace , BC.

    The photo credits belong as follows:

    Kelly Munday
    Terrace, BC

    Comment by Kelly Munday — June 4, 2008 @ 1:33 am

  3. Kelly….Are you aware that these photos that you sent to David Hancock are now being circulated on the Internet with credit being given to Tom Carver instead of you??

    Comment by Karen Bills — September 19, 2008 @ 1:33 am

  4. I am aware of it and have tried to correct as many sites as possible. It is unfortunate that someone would claim my pictures as their own…but if anyone googles “Kelly Munday eagle attacks swan” they will see that there are many sites with my reference. Shame on Tom Carver who ever he may be…..!!!

    Comment by Kelly Munday — September 22, 2008 @ 2:10 am

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  6. Hi–
    I saw the photos you have posted of the eagle and the swan. I had a similar experience and unfortunately wasn’t able to photograph it as I was working. I was working as a flagger on a road project in Idaho. I had the traffic stopped because they were getting ready to blast. We were in a remote area along the Payette River and I was standing about 300 feet above the river. I heard a strange sound and looked up. Overhead flew a young non-white phase bald eagle with his claws hooked into a snow goose who was making noises like a young elk or something. The eagle was too small to stop the goose. So he let go and skyed up then dove and hit the goose again. The goose folded up and head down (looking killed for sure), plunged toward the river. The eagle and his parents hovered above, watching. I ran to the edge of the road to look down. Just when the goose reached the level of the trees on the river’s edge, his wings came out and he flew off downriver. It was remarkable.

    Interesting world isn’t it?

    Comment by Marri — April 15, 2009 @ 4:06 pm

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