Watch These Predators of Africa’s Savannas Battle for SupremacyThe Rainforest Site
In the African savanna, species are constantly locked in a battle of prey and predator. In footage captured in South Africa's Kruger National Park, a brown snake eagle encounters a cobra that it fancies for a meal. The adversaries are well matched — the eagle's talons and beak are capable of tearing the snake apart, but the cobra carries enough venom to kill even a human being, and the eagle is not immune to the venom. In a tense standoff, the two animals circle each other — the eagle looking for an opening, the cobra staving off attacks. What the video to see who wins this encounter.
If you want to see more African animals, check out these favorites.