This eagle thought he was in for an easy snack…
The cobra he went after had other thoughts!
After patiently hiding in the treetops awaiting its prime opportunity to swoop, this is the dramatic moment a keen short-toed snake eagle launched its offensive on an unsuspecting cobra.
The large bird, which usually feasts on smaller reptiles, spotted a potential meal slithering around in the grass and prepared to swoop in on its prey in woodland just outside of Bangalore, India.
However, instead of successfully managing to startle the large cobra, the eagle ended up getting somewhat of a shock when the snake reared up in anger and launched its own mid-air strike.
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