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

This squirrel ran out of nuts and decided to eat a bird....


This squirrel ran out of nuts and decided to eat a bird....

Who wins in this battle between a giant preying mantis and a bird?

Remember this? Well it's happened again and the battle for life and death was won by the Mighty Mantis. It would seem this sparrow like bird thought he could have a tasty dinner of preying mantis but how wrong was he? 

gian mantis eats bird


This mantis is huge and managed to overcome his attacker by using his massive arms. He's clearly been going hard at the gym but the looks of him!

Dude gets eating by a shark, cuts his way out with a knife

man cuts himself out of sharkhis 

This an incredible picture of a man cutting his way out of a shark that had eaten him. The story is that he’d actually caught the shark and while he was about to kill it with a knife, it actually managed to eat him! Apparently the dude was really little and only weighed 60 kg so was effectively ‘small fry’ for the shark. 

So having been swallowed with knife in hand he managed to get his arm out through the gills and started to cut himself free.

When I see pictures like this I wonder why the cameraman waste time taking damn pictures and not help the dude ?!


Anyways if you believed the above, you’re a bit slow. Here’swhat really happened…

Here's a series of pics which show a dude that actually got eaten by a shark. Def NSFW.

Praying Mantis eating the head of a dragon fly.

You would think if Animals Eating Animals was going to show a Praying Mantis picture, it would be of one eating it's mate - a practice for which they have a certain reknown. Well we did, a while ago.

Instead we bring you a praying mantis eating the head of a pretty dragon fly:

mantis eating a dragon fly head

Praying Mantis have also been known to eat crickets and the odd bird!

As found on reddit. 

Wasp paralyses a cicada so its larvae can eat it next week...


An excellent food storage method from a wasp


Technically this picture is not of a wasp actually eating it's prey but poisoning the cicada so that it will be paralysed. This is according to a person on Reddit where I found the picture:

"They actually don't kill the cicada or eat it themselves, they simply paralyze them indefinitely. That way the cicada stays fresh for it's larva, which will hatch and eat it alive underground three or 4 weeks from now... "

This was backed up by another chap who said:

They basically kill cicadas mid-air with their poison, then burrow the dead carcass in the ground and lay eggs in the body. The eggs hatch and eat the cicada as they mature and then break free.

Which really is nature at its finest.



A fresh mouse with your fish fillet, Sir?

do fish eat mice?

This is a great picture. A dude caught this fish, gutted it to find a mouse inside. It kind of reminds me of this fish eating a duckling. This fish should come to my house and catch some rodent, he'd do a better job than my damn cat, that's for sure!

Beware the Black Widow of Tulsa!

spider eating a snake

Apparently this is a Black Widow spider, a resident of Tulsa, USA eating a damn snake. I knew spiders could eat whole birds, but not snakes. I think we are approaching having finally seen everything*.

* Nope, not even close - Ed. 

I think this bee's sweet ride is about to end

spider eats bee


Cheeky but hungry whale shark takes a fisherman's catch!

whale shark eating fish from net

Photographer Michael Aw snapped this image picture in Cenderawasih Bay in Indonesia of a very cheeky whale shark snacking on the food he found in some poor fisherman's nets. That mouth looks humongous! 

River snake catches himself a fish for dinner

river snake eating fish

Reddit suggested that this water snake caught this fish in Chattahoochee River, North Atlanta. It's kind of impressive that a snake could do this given how fast fish can move - I wonder how it really happened?

Planet of the Apes could happen, here's the evidence

organgutan trying to catch a fish using a spear

While this is technically not a picture of an animal eating an animal, it's of an animal trying to eat an animal - an organgutan trying to catch a fish using a spear of some kind. Apparently this image was taken in Borneo.

Apparently this orangutan had some dudes spear fishing on the river and mimicked them. Word on the street is this clever orange fellow didn't have any luck, but I'm sure you'll agree it's a pretty cool picture.

Simply a hawk eating a pigeon on the boot of a car.

hawk eating pigeon on a car

Imagine you'd had a tough day at work and got to your car and found this happening on your boot. A hawk chowing down on a pigeon. Look at all those guts and feathers everywhere, what a mess! Who's gonna clean that up? The hawk? I don't think so.

Alligator failing to eat a turtle - turtle power!!!

alligator trying to eat turtle
Turtle power!
Wildlife photographer Patrick Castleberry was lucky enough to capture these images of this South American alligator unsuccessfully attempt to crack open this plucky turtle's shell somewhere in the Okefenokee Swamp in Georgia, USA.

Castleberry said:  "I quickly realised what it was and thought the alligator was going to win in the end at cracking the shell. When he finally gave up I walked over to the turtle expecting it to be dead and was amazed to find it quite alive and on its back. I flipped it over and it scrambled into the water"

That's one damn lucky turtle. Alligators are quite fearsome but how fearsome are they really? Did you see this video of the cat that stared down not one but two alligators?

OK, OK, maybe alligators really are fearsone, here's a dude that had his arm bitten off by one (crocs do this too!) but not to anacondas who like to eat alligators for fun.

Picture credit: Caters News Agency

FAIL: NZ Torpedo chokes on a snapper

electric ray chokes on a snapper fish

This electric ray washed up Ninety Mile Beach, Auckland after apparently choking itself to death on a tasty snapper.

Colloquially known as the New Zealand torpedo, Phil McGowan, Kelly Tarlton's general manager said: "It looks like an electric ray which has swallowed a fish, probably snapper”

The New Zealand torpedo, or torpedo fairchildi, is endemic to NZ. They grow up to a metre in length, have a greyish-brown top but white on the base, and are found on or near the ocean floor. But not this one anymore…

This seems a pretty common occurrence so when will fish learn that there's always a bigger fish?

Mouse vs Snake vs Mouse

mouse attacks snake
Here's an interesting picture of a mouse trying to save his buddy literally from the jaws of a green snake. I fear he might have been a bit late to the party as that fellow has probably already been poisoned (and he actually looks dead) however it's nice to see one mouse sticking up for his fellow mouse. One for all and all for one.

I can't help but wonder if this image is a set up in the sense that what are the odds of two white mice being in the same vicinity...

Want to see more mice getting eaten? Here's how hawks catch their prey and here's a bullfrog eating a rather cute mouse. 

Crocodile bloodbath!

salt water crocodile frenzy bloodbath

You gotta hand it to those Australian salt water crocodiles. They sure know how to make feeding frenzies look like the most violent bloodbaths. No idea what's been eaten but I'm pretty sure it's dead.

Turtle captures a pigeon with its jaws, drowns it and then eats it

I saw this on Reddit and was like, that's amazing! This turtle eyed up some pigeons that were fooling around acting all cool on the side of the bank of the pond and then BLAM! with a speed that most people do not associate with turtles, he snaps his jaws at the throat of the pigeon and manages to grab it by the neck.

With its powerful jaws firmly locked on the bird, the turtle retreats to deep water, no doubt to drown its avian friend.



Nature at its finest indeed. It's just a real shame the bird will never hear a U2 song again.

Fail: fish eats fish and both ending up dying

fish eats fish and dies

Did you ever see The Phantom Menace? Remember that scene down some marine tunnel where fish kept eating each other and Qui Jon said "There's always a bigger fish"? Each time it WAS a bigger fish.

In this case we have one fish trying to eat another of the same size. It just doesn't work!

Here's how it's done - shark eats shark and shark eats a man...

Praying Mantis eating a humming bird



You may have heard of how praying mantis are such bad assess. After sex the female will eat the male. Well here's one picture that truly surprised us, a mantis eating a humming bird. Yes, a fricking bird ! They usually only eat things like crickets.

We've seen spiders eat birds before but this is one legendary picture! I'd love to know how this insect caught it's prey! So I actually read the comments on reddit (I know, I do deserve a medal) and found this hypothesis as to how the green goblin did the deed:

"So hummingbirds are impressive as fuck, what with their ability to beat their wings eighty trillion times per second. They can hover, move forwards, backwards, up and down and side to side. They're also FAST. However, the praying mantis is hanging from what looks to be a hummingbird feeder, and that's the one place that they're likely to land. So my guess is that the praying mantis went all double-O ninja on her ass when she went down to get a snack."

As found on Reddit

A cat leaves a half eaten rat with its babies still unborn

half a rat eaten by a cat with babies

Cats. Evil little monsters or handy units for getting rid of the local rat population? I think it's an irrelevant question - just look at this picture as found on Reddit.- While I think the picture is a bit staged, it's pretty clear a cat decided to eat a pregnant rat and got more than they bargained for... Merry Christmas, lil ra babies, merry christmas.

Which shark ate this crocodile?



Which shark ate this crocodile?

This video shows a crocodile head that was found washed up on the beach of St Lucia by Brigitte Cary-Smith and husband Neale. Neale points out the shark teeth left in the head so it must have been an epic battle between the two predators.

It's nice to see the sharks getting one back over the crocodiles for once as usually they have a pretty tough time of it. 

Man releases mouse which immediately is eaten by a hawk



Man releases mouse which immediately is eaten by a hawk

Is this video an exercise in futility? These chaps decided to release a mouse they caught back into the wild. An eagle eyed er... Hawk immediately spied the free rodent and Fivel was Fivel no more but lunch.

This post reminds me of the time a Heron ate the Easter Bunny but the best picture ever of a bird of prety in action is this one where a fox appears to have been given the surprise of his life:





What did the fisherman find in the mouth of this bass?

duck in bass mouth


I found this on Reddit, where the user said he tried to get his fishing lure back from the mouth of bass he had caught and just happened to notice the bass had recently eaten a baby duck... usually when you look into a fish's mouth you'd expect to find an isopod / louse  X but a baby duck? That's gold.

Poor ducks in general though eh? Here's one getting eaten by a gull and a cheeky heron going for.... gold. 

Blue shark takes another man's catch. How rude!

blue-shark-eating

Blue shark takes another man's catch. How rude!

Good keen Kiwi bloke Scott Brenton managed to have this blue shark try and steal his catch.

Brenton and fellow fisherman Andrew Harding encountered the blue shark about 500 metres offshore in Fitzroy Bay, Wellington. The shark was apparently so docile that Brenton was able to hand feed it.

"You could tell by its movements that it wasn't an aggressive shark. I was feeding it fish but it wasn't attacking them, it just slowly grabbed hold of them and took them away," he said. 


Story found here.

Heron birds cannot read, here's proof

bird with fish on no fishing sign

Clearly this heron was kicked out of Heron School before it learnt to read. Here he is, clearly fishing in an area that is clearly marked as no fishing. Useless.

What is it with cheeky birds thinking they can fish anywhere they like?

This picture was snappped Graham Hiscock at a pond in Bushy Park near Hampton Court Palace, UK.
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