Friday, January 8, 2010

The Claw of Death


When male coots fight, they grab each other with their clawed feet and drive the claws into the breasts of their opponents. The coot that is about to be grabbed by the clawed foot in the air looks very apprehensive.

2 comments:

  1. This is something that I've never heard of and seeing a picture to prove it is great. Thanks,

    Fred

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  2. I have observed male coots fighting like this several times, but this is the first time that I was able to capture the action. I haven't seen any coots die from their wounds, but it looks very painful.

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