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Bald Eagle vs Cougar


This is a guest post by Brian Whalley of
Eagle vs Cougar
Eagles and Cougars are two wide-ranging carnivores in North and South America, and so it is inevitable that there will be some conflict between them over food at times. While they tend to hunt different types of animals, both will hate to give up a fresh kill to another animal and so most likely conflicts will come around prey and hunting rights. 
Bald eagles can have a wingspan of 2.5 meters (taller than any man), and a body length of about 30-40 inches, so their massive wings let them fly easily and buffet and glide quite well. Cougars are ground animals, between two and two and a half feet tall and between 115 and 200 pounds. Both tend to eat a lot of small animals and rodents, and so competition for food will bring these two to conflict. 
The bald eagle will go for the eyes of the cougar, because blinding it or damaging its ability to find the eagle will allow the eagle to carry its food away to eat safely in a tree. The cougar's large claws and tough grip will give it a chance to take the eagle down first and restrict its movement while it bites it in the head or neck. In this case, the cougar catches the eagle in its arms as it swoops at the cougar's head, knocking the eagle to the ground and breaking its neck. The swift and powerful leaps of the cougar are no match for the slower eagle that goes down almost immediately with a broken neck from its powerful jaws. 


Wait, I want to get something clear. Who are you people whol write the fight? How do you know who is going to win. I think you are just fantisying about this whole fight thing. I want to know where you get your information from and how you know the winner of these fights. I really think you are just some person making up stuff to make it look cool. I can tell that by how you write the fight. Trust me, I am one of the top managers of the humane society and I know this. I cant tell that this website is fake and you're making people believe everything about these beautiful animals that you write.
Posted @ Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:18 PM by Dil
Sorry in the third last line I said "can't" i really mean "can."
Posted @ Thursday, April 22, 2010 3:19 PM by Dil
I think its just for fun man. I doubt any animals were harmed by this blog.
Posted @ Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:04 PM by THe Dude
So this is what you do instead of hanging out with girls? 
Posted @ Thursday, April 22, 2010 4:07 PM by Sam
this website sucks..put some real animal fights instead of wishfull some vids of real fights like pitbulls and other animals then it will be better. I have several pitbulls and they can take on any of your fantasy fights..
Posted @ Thursday, April 22, 2010 5:34 PM by Legalize dog fights
This match is simply unfair. 
Ofcourse a cougar would win.
Posted @ Sunday, April 25, 2010 5:03 PM by Leotigris
That's ridiculous, ofcourse a smaller species of eagle would lose against it's natural predator, but try a Golden Eagle that exists in the United States (( If you're going to be picky )) 
Youtube it. Golden eagles throw goats off of cliffs and can crush a human skull, and has done so, with it's talons, without warning or provocation.
Posted @ Monday, April 26, 2010 6:58 PM by R
we have golden egals in canada to. 
but evan a goldan egal would strugle with the litning fast cougar. goats dont fight back and humans are fragile and not verry fast.
Posted @ Tuesday, April 27, 2010 3:16 PM by brady
Golden Eagles could beat a cougar EASILY !!!
Posted @ Friday, April 30, 2010 7:24 AM by Thanatos
Cougars aren't really that fast dumbass. I mean sure, it's a big barreling cat with body weight, but an eagle is an aerodynamic bird that's capable of swooping down from nowhere at ridiculous speeds.  
Goats don't fight back? You obviously haven't even owned a farm goat, or been near one, let alone a wild ram and those in their family. An animal that's known for killing packs of wolves all together, A SINGLE animal, and a bird no less, could EASILY kill a cougar.
Posted @ Friday, April 30, 2010 1:13 PM by
well im not sure about that i belive the bird would not stand a chance aganst a wolf pack and a cougar has more wepons. iv seen a cougar and black bear fight. cougars are no little pussy cat
Posted @ Saturday, May 01, 2010 3:07 PM by brady
Go Cougar!!
Posted @ Wednesday, May 26, 2010 9:19 AM by Vanhite
another dumb miss match.. seriously a cat vs a bird that flys?...i can show the results of this fight with a budgie and my house cat...lame as shit... maybe a cassawarie would stand a chance with a mountain lion but not an eagle.. 
Posted @ Monday, May 31, 2010 1:18 AM by billy bob joe
and to the fucking half wit who thinks an eagle can kill a cougar go bash some sense into ur head a brick wall will do..that eagle that is tied up is a golden eagle.. if it hand anychance of killing the cougar it woulda done it then all animals fight harder when cornerd
Posted @ Monday, May 31, 2010 1:22 AM by billy bob joe
Obviously a cougar would win, easily. A cougar's much larger and fiercer than an eagle, there's no chance an eagle could win.
Posted @ Tuesday, July 13, 2010 7:15 PM by Rufus
I'd go with the cougar. 
BUT, if it was a golden eagle, it would have better chances. There are records of eagles diving out of the sky talons first at speeds on up to 100 MPH or so. If a golden eagle did that to a cougar's head, neck, or back without warning, the cougar could be in trouble.
Posted @ Thursday, July 22, 2010 2:40 PM by Luke
now this is an animal fight not a saprise attack. and a golden egale is not that mutch biger then a bald egale
Posted @ Wednesday, August 11, 2010 4:36 PM by brady
Depends. Who gets the first strike? If the cat gets the first strike, the bird is at almost a certain death, because of his/her fragile bone structure. An animal with hollow bones may not have the most stamina, but that is why eagles have such powerful aerial attacks- to compensate for their lack of durability in a fight. They DO have the ability to crush the cranium of a human. If this fight started with the bird at a high perch and the cat on its own turf, and both were ready, the cat still has higher chances of winning, but the eagle may have a 10-20% of winning (depending how much momentum the animal catches). Let’s put it this way- the Haast’s eagle was a powerful hunter. These eagles were apt to taking down 600lb moas and later on, as human settlers came to New Zealand, the bird began to prey on them. This bird was a mere 25-40lbs. Many people don’t realize that although aerial raptors may have very horrible physical durability, their offensive makes up for it.  
Cat wins 8/10
Posted @ Thursday, August 26, 2010 9:44 PM by MrAlien123456
a cougar is way larger then an eagle.the cougar can weigh 150 pounds an eagle can only weigh 15 to 20 pounds.this website is ridiculous.make a better fight like gorilla vs lion
Posted @ Sunday, August 29, 2010 1:59 PM by kinhkiller1234111
The eagle will grab the cougar by it's powerful talons and drop it from a very high altitude.
Posted @ Thursday, September 30, 2010 6:10 PM by Toby
All the puma needs to do is swat the eagle...just one swat and the fight is done. 
puma 9/10 wins 
Wasn't even a fight.
Posted @ Friday, October 01, 2010 4:45 PM by Alb
All the puma needs to do is play dead to avoid becoming eaglet lunch.
Posted @ Monday, October 04, 2010 3:36 PM by Toby
Ok, I consider birds of prey to be the most lethal animals on the planet on a pound for pound basis. But the cougar weighs A LOT more pounds! I have to give this one to the cougar, but the eagle can always fly away. The eagle is, after all, somewhat faster. In the vid posted, the eagle was chained down.
Posted @ Saturday, December 18, 2010 3:04 PM by MellivoraCapensis
Honestly,, how would an eagle take down a cougar??
Posted @ Friday, March 25, 2011 9:03 PM by Savannah
Legalize dog fights? wow your cruel :/ 
Posted @ Friday, March 25, 2011 9:05 PM by Savannah
pumas are among the most violent and agile predators , the bird can t catch it in its claws , it will be immediately grabbed in cougar teeth
Posted @ Friday, June 10, 2011 2:32 AM by ciprian
The victor would really depend on the terrain. In an open fight in say the woods or a grassland or other flat terrain the cougar would win, out of being overall faster, heavier, and stronger than the eagle. If the fight took place near a cliff (which is very possible considering their natural habitats, the eagle is known to grab ahold of heavier animals and release them over the edge. If the eagle were to take the cougar off guard and do this, it would win, but in pretty much any other situation the cougar has it easily. 
BTW Sam is an idiot. Some people have hobbies and interest beyond primal pursuit of females.
Posted @ Sunday, November 06, 2011 11:37 AM by Noc
LOL, how would an eagle kill a puma? all i see happening is the cat snatching it out of the sky and mauling it on the ground. As much as I don't like Pumas, I won't deny its superiority here
Posted @ Sunday, January 22, 2012 11:16 PM by Jam Saw
LOL, alright here's what I think you're supposed to do on this website..the cougar jumps in midair and snatches the eagle out of the sky, but the eagle quadruples in size and carries the cougar off into it's secret lair, the cougar is then eaten down by the eagles chicks. The end. now someone argue against that lmao.
Posted @ Friday, February 03, 2012 1:00 AM by Ken
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Posted @ Tuesday, February 14, 2012 5:05 AM by cameron
Cameron was a faggot that posted about some jackass that nobody cares about that ended up getting killed by hawaiians...lmfao at that story..just go suck on your mom's titt or something!!
Posted @ Friday, February 17, 2012 10:26 PM by Oz
"Goats don't fight back? You obviously haven't even owned a farm goat, or been near one, let alone a wild ram and those in their family. An animal that's known for killing packs of wolves all together, A SINGLE animal, and a bird no less, could EASILY kill a cougar. 
Posted @ Friday, April 30, 2010 1:13 PM by " 
WTF? Packs of wolves? Are you insane? The only thing I've seen is at least two Eagles killing ONE wolf, and TRAINED eagles. Theres even one video where a wolf totally dominate the attacker eagle, but then another eagle comes, and then humans comes to finish the wolf. Packs of wolves. LOL
Posted @ Sunday, April 01, 2012 12:14 PM by Yeah
"That's ridiculous, ofcourse a smaller species of eagle would lose against it's natural predator, but try a Golden Eagle that exists in the United States (( If you're going to be picky ))  
Youtube it. Golden eagles throw goats off of cliffs and can crush a human skull, and has done so, with it's talons, without warning or provocation. 
Posted @ Monday, April 26, 2010 6:58 PM by R " 
Golden Eagles are about the same size of Bald Eagles. Harpy Eagles are the largest ones.
Posted @ Sunday, April 01, 2012 12:21 PM by Yeah
"Cougars aren't really that fast dumbass. I mean sure, it's a big barreling cat with body weight, but an eagle is an aerodynamic bird that's capable of swooping down from nowhere at ridiculous speeds.  
Goats don't fight back? You obviously haven't even owned a farm goat, or been near one, let alone a wild ram and those in their family. An animal that's known for killing packs of wolves all together, A SINGLE animal, and a bird no less, could EASILY kill a cougar. " 
Cougars are faster than eagles, except when the eagles are flying. Are you retarded? Cougars have incredible reflexes. =)
Posted @ Sunday, April 01, 2012 12:22 PM by Yeah
I have a pet bear at home called Jimmy, and its favourite food is eagle. So of course the bear would win. Bears rule.
Posted @ Tuesday, November 20, 2012 5:45 AM by nico
a fight of an eagle vs cougar is a probability. Eagles are known for their swiftness, powerful talons, dagger beak, broad wings capable of carrying off their pray or opponent from the earth and some eagles like the harpy eagle are known as apex predators. Coughers are wild and powerful cats weighing much pound than the eagle but eagles are class by class. If an eagle swoops down to catch it prey and a cougher sees it, it will definitely attack the eagle for the pray but an apex raptor eagle (like the bald, golden or harpy) will not fly away because they belief they are they are well built to take on a cougar in a fight. The first step the cougher will take is tip toe if not spotted by the keen vision raptor. It will then pouce on the eagle but a golden eagle is known for it survival instinct but atleast it will swiftly fly away leaving the pray for the dominating cougar. But if a pray is inbetween and a golden eagle and cougar coincidentally appear to devour the pray i bet you the eagle will kill the cougar and i will prove. Eagle may not be as strong as the cougar but they strike like lightening, with in keen vision an predatory instinct it will go for the eyes of the cougar with it less pound advangtage making it faster in action. The cougar wont be able to dodge the swift strike bcos it 150 pound makes it sort of dull in action. When it eyes are perched out by the ravening talons. The eagle grabs it vetebrate and flys away into the sky and let go of the cougar.
Posted @ Wednesday, November 28, 2012 4:57 AM by michael
That was on Off the Air on Adult Swim haha so epic!!
Posted @ Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:04 AM by Rick
Golden eagle vs puma good fight but the eagle has a 7 foot wingspan big enough to hunt adult male deer.Bird very big eagle wins. Birdboy gotta fly
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Posted @ Thursday, January 29, 2015 3:39 AM by Adamupsha
I have watched videos of eagles harassing grizzly bears. The eagle could displace a cougar from a kill by diving and harassing the cat. But, in an actual on-ground fight, my nickel is on the cougar.
Posted @ Saturday, February 21, 2015 2:42 AM by Old Ephraim
I think all the people who wrote those mean comments are crazy. This is an awesome website and I am not just saying this to be nice. I am a huge animal lover, though I was pretty sure the cougar is stronger
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Posted @ Monday, April 27, 2015 3:36 AM by Old Ephraim
Guys for you who say a golden eagle can dive that far without being heard it's very unlikely for the bird to not be heard, cats by far have some of the best hearing in the world even better then a dogs hearing, also if the eagle did get its skull it's finished but along with that cats also have some of the sharpest claws and some of the highest leaps but not the highest leap and size does not matter cougars are cunning runners capable of catching a deer which is really fast and yes cougars are capable of taking wolf packs, but avoid to because of the numbers of the wolves.
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