Animals eating Animals

Nature at its finest can be a thing of beauty. Here's pictures of the bloody carnage that results.

Pictures of the cutest otters eating crabs and fish!

crab being eaten by an otter
Crabelicious!
I've always thought otters were pretty cute little critters. They are just so lively - they jump and dive with such wild abandon - they are also known as mischievous buggers to - the Zoos that sometimes hold them have a devil of a time trying to contain them!

So, the drill here at Animals Eating Animals is to show pictures of exactly that, and today it's otters eating  eating crabs and other bounty from the sea.

otter on its back eating a crab

Above is a dead cute otter eating a crab that he managed to snaffle from the ocean floor. The crab gets eaten whole - it makes me wonder if they would enjoy dining on some sushi?

Below is an otter hogging out on a clam. How do they get to clam meat you wonder? I recall seeing a documentary once where the otter grabbed a stone and whilst floating on its back, it smashed the shellfish onto the stone to crack it and let the tasty food out. I'm not sure if the below otter did this or simply used it's jaw or claws to prise the clam open.

otter eating a clam shell on its back
Clam for dinner
Crab for dinner 
Is it me or does that above otter look kind of like an Ewok from Return of the Jedi?

otter eating crayfish
Otter eating some crayfish

fish eaten by an otter

Fish is also a large part of the otter's diet. 

two otters sharing a crab to eat

Not all Otters have the luxury of living in the wild, eating whatever crustaceans they can get their sharp little claws on. Some otters were silly enough to get caught by humans and put into zoos. There's some cute little bastards at the Wellington Zoo for instance.

Once those otters are detained, they need to be entertained or they go nuts and try to escape. So here's an example of what Zoos do to keep otters interested and active.

They give them fish that are frozen in blocks of ice.

At the very least, it's something to pass the time away while visitors to the Zoo oggle the otters and say things like 'Owww, how cute!"

Nom Nom Nom!

Cheeky Heron eats baby ducklings in front of their mother!

The cheek of it!


heron eating baby ducks

Check out this picture of a Cheeky Grey Heron snacking on some juicy wee baby ducklings, freshly snatched from in front of their terrified mother duck!

The heron just went right up to the family below as they were getting what appears to be a family portrait taken at the local pond.

mother duck with chicks

According to the Telegraph,  'The terrified mother duck tried desperately to shepherd her family of eight ducklings - born just the day before - into the safety of some reeds by the side of the lake in Dublin' So it's clearly a case of no luck for the Irish duck...

heron eating baby duck in front of mother duck
Quack and then baby duck number 2 was eaten

The Great Grey Heron then proceeded to taunt the fast diminishing duck family by swinging the duck from it's bill. It was definitely not a When Harry Met Sally Moment.

heron eating a baby duck

The defeat of the not so mighty ducks was snapped by duck lover Paul Hughes. "The first sign of the heron was the pandemonium it caused on the lake," explained Paul. "It swooped over the length of the lake and all the ducks started quaking loudly in alarm..."

It sounds like ducks need to sharpen up their game. Here's a picture of a seagull eating a baby duck. Hmmmn, they must be tasty wee birds eh? All this duck eating reminds of this picture of a heron eating a snake eating a fish! Of course, it's not all win win for Heron....

Polar Bear fed a horse head at the Zoo

This is very unnatural shot of a polar bear eating a horse's head.

I'm picking this was a polar bear in a zoo and the horse's head was intercepted on route to the glue factory....

polar bear given a horse head to eat

Reminds us of the time the lions got feed a horse... in a Zoo. 

A brave leopard catches and eats a giant python!

A brave leopard catches and eats a giant python!


This is something I've not seen before, a leopard eating an African Rock Python! And a massively large python at that!

Obviously the leopard can move a bit faster than the snake so it would seem he had the advantage but we can only imagine the tussle that went into bringing the snake down.

Python caught and eaten by a leopard

Perhaps the snake had died of natural causes?

It was suggested that this photo was taken in Yala National Park, Sir Lankia, however the snake appears to be an African python.

Leopards are actually known to be quite tough buggers - they can kill crocodiles with a bit of effort! And whatever you do, never try and corner a leopard, they will tear your scalp off!

Python kills and eats an Australian crocodile

python kills crocodile

Python kills and eats an Australian crocodile


We’ve found yet another reason to not visit Australia. If you weren’t up for the snakes that eat bats  or the hornets so big they eat spiders, be warned the snakes are actually so big they eat crocodiles:

Travis Corlis managed to capture the epic battle between a python and a crocodile at Queensland's Lake Moondarra, near the mining town of Mount Isa, Australia.

snake attacks and kills a crocodile


Admittedly the crocodile was only a baby being one metre in length but the struggle was impressive enough so much that Tiffany said, “We were sort of thinking that the snake had bitten off a little more than it could chew”. Ultimately the beast with no legs one and the crocodile was suffocated by the python’s death grip. 

We've actually seen this kind of battle a few times before, notably this anaconda versus alligator from the Everglades. This Aussie python managed to drag a walleroo up a cliff and this one just wasn't that smart at all

One last one, it's not just Australian pythons you have to watch out for, this python from Bali ate a cat and then threw it up!

Death from above - owl grabs mouse

owl grabs mouse in the snow

Spied on Reddit this is an amazing capture of the moment an owl swoops in on a mouse. Look at the owl's talons. The mouse has no chance. A cold end indeed!

That said, what the heck is the mouse doing on the snow? Was it put their by the photographer as bait to get the photo?

More fake news...

Seal versus Octopus battle on the high sea!

octopus caught and eaten by a seal


 Battle between a hungry seal and frantic octopus!


As reported by NZ Herald:

"A Kaikoura kayaking guide has captured a life-and-death battle between a hungry fur seal and an octopus.

Kaikoura Kayaks guide Conner Stapley was out with three tourists in South Bay yesterday, when he came across the epic battle.

He noticed thrashing on the surface of the water, and soon realised it was from a big male seal attacking the octopus.

The kayakers were soon spectators in a grisly battle as the octopus tried, and failed, to avoid becoming lunch."

octopus caught and eaten by a seal Sometimes Octopus do win the good fight - here's one that managed to nab a seagull.

Fireflies continue to light up even though caught in a spider's web

fireflies caught by spider

A keen Redditer shared their footage of two fireflies caught in a spider's web.

Nothing unusual about that, save for the fact that the flies have been bound for eating later - and are still alive and flashing!


What happens when this Alligator bites are an electric eel will shock you!

A bad move by an electric eel has a shocking result when this crocodile / caiman nabs it for a bite!

Even though the gator appears surprised when he feels the surge of energy from the eel, he keeps chomping down like a chompin' champ.

Or, a counter argument is that the strength of the electrocution is so strong that the mouth is involuntarily biting down and the gator has no choice but to keep going and try and kill his prey.

Apparently this was filmed on the Amazon.



As you can see in the video, the eel does a really great job at zapping his captor.

The gator has taken quite the jolt and appears to be quite stunned. You might think the alligator is dead due to the way he appears to lilt in the water however his leg kicks in the last second of the video suggesting signs of life.

Either way, this is a lesson for alligators everywhere to stay away from electric eels!

Fish catches a cute baby duck

This is a first for us, here's a picture of a fish nipping at the feet of a baby duck. We'd heard of eels catching ducklings before but never a fish.

Fish eats a duck

We think the fish may be a bass? It's certainly large enough to be able to feast on the cute fluffy thing!
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