Dark Chanting Goshawk vs Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake

While hosting clients on the C4 Photo Safari vehicle at Mashatu Game Reserve recently, we were fortunate to witness a tussle between a Dark Chanting Goshawk and a Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake.  When we picked up the sighting, the goshawk was flat on the ground with the snakeTrevor Kleyn Guiding and Photography BSb wrapping itself around him.  A tussle ensued and the Goshawk managed to struggle back to it’s feet before untangling the snake fr
om around his neck.  With that done he took off with the unfortunate snake in his talons.  No doubt a meal well fought for.
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One Response to Dark Chanting Goshawk vs Western Stripe-bellied Sand Snake

  1. What a moment to capture. Great photos

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