Who would win in a fight between a grizzly bear and a bald eagle?

The bear would certainly have an overwhelming advantage when it comes to sheer brawn, but eagles have razor-sharp claws, excellent aim, and can fly. However, this hypothetical situation is rendered somewhat moot due to the fact that eagles and bears rarely get into fights. They simply have no reason to. Unless we are talking about two football teams from Chicago and Philly, bears and eagles have very little to do with one another and will generally avoid each other if they can. Actually, that might apply for the teams as well.

Yet for some reason, a boater in Alaska’s Naknek River did manage to film a rare instance of an eagle attacking a bear a few years back. Apparently the eagle decided the bear made for a good target and dived straight for its eyes. As you can see in the below video, the eagle could have easily blinded the surprised bear.

We’re not sure if it came around for a second dive, or if it just flew away wondering why it did that.

Image screenshot of video by Bill Shawler on YouTube

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