Spoiler alert: eagle wins
Linda Kerley, Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
When a deer carcass appeared a few meters from a camera trap without obvious predator prints, scientists were a bit puzzled.
The mystery was only solved when the team reviewed 2-week-old footage from their camera and saw images of an adult golden eagle tearing into the back of a young sika deer. It was a rare sight, the first reported in the extreme eastern regions of Russia, the scientists suggest.
They published the images and a paper on the predator-prey interaction in the September Journal of Raptor Research.