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Watch POV Footage of Falcons Murdering Crows In Mid-Air

They really know what they're doing.

by: Ted Alvarez

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Falcons are technically the fastest animals on earth — they're regularly clocked at speeds surpassing 200 mph. But they’re also some of the most impressively brutal: They regularly execute spiraling mid-air kills of other birds (especially crows). To figure out how they do this, Haverford College researcher Suzanne Kane strapped a helmet cam to falcons and filmed their Top Gun-worthy takedowns of some unlucky crows. The results are thrilling – and terrifying -- to watch:



Whoah, falcons. You can be my wingman anytime.

(via Deadspin)


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