SCIENCE
07/02/2015 01:23 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Crow Rides On Eagle Like It's No Big Deal

Most birds are perfectly capable of flying around on their own, but this crow decided it was time to take a load off.

Amateur wildlife photographer Phoo Chan captured this incredible scene recently in the skies above Seabeck, Washington.

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crow riding eagle

Chan told The Daily Mail that he thought the crow was trying to chase the eagle out of its territory -- a behavior he's seen before. But the eagle's response surprised him.

"The eagle didn't seem to mind and kept flying as if nothing happened," he said. "I think the crow decided to land on the eagle because the eagle did not respond to its harassment, so it landed briefly and then left." The ride lasted just seconds.

"Eventually the crow flew away and the eagle continued to hunt for its breakfast," Chan said.

This amazing scene conjures up memories of the baby weasel riding a woodpecker that blew minds earlier this year. However, in that case, the weasel was likely trying to kill the bird, which minded quite a bit.

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