Petrel eats the eye out of a dead seal and then puts his whole head in the socket...

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Petrel eats the eye out of a dead seal and then puts his whole head in the socket...


Who knew that the Southern Giant Petrel was so into offal?

This picture of such a bird putting his whole head into the eye of a dead seal caused quite the stir on reddit:

bird eats seal's eye out

This picture was taken by one Natlie Tapson, she's put a few more of this odd feeding time here. Well we say it's odd but that's only because we haven't seen this combination before.

It's actually a perfectly natural thing to occur - nature is always cleaning up after itself.

It does look like something out of a horror movie though, that second bird is just bathed in seal blood and he looks pretty evil...
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