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James Tyrrell


James had hardly touched a camera when he came to Londolozi, but his writing skills that complemented his Honours degree in Zoology meant that he was quickly snapped up by the Londolozi blog team. An environment rich in photographers helped him develop the ...

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Looking at the video (twice), is it possible that the snake is aiding the process of “swallowing” by heading in the only direction it can, forwards?

James, keep them coming2🤗

That is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen! Wow!

Makes me want to cough!

Wow. Amazing sighting.

Absolutely amazing! And then it hear that it immediately caught another and ate it alive as well was over the top!

WOW!!!!What excellent photography and narration. Amazing.

Truly amazing! At what point did the snake breathe his last, I wonder. Nature!

Remarkable! – what do the textbooks say?

This is really so amazing! I wonder whether the snake is still wriggling around in the bird’s stomach?
Great that you were able to watch this.

Love the email still of the snake eagle in flight. Also the the final on take off. Only one woman’s opinion; best thing about raptors photos are flight, landings and take offs ( especially out of water). 🦅

That is an interesting viewing you had James. I would have imagined, like you, that it would tear it apart to eat it. One has to wonder if it regurgitated it when it got to wherever it was going – likely to feed chicks. Thanks for sharing with us.

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Wow that is so crazy!!!! Never seen that before! Then to still catch a second one and eat it the same way, two slithering snakes in the crop – eeek! Great footage too!

That was amazing! Who would ever believe that this snake eagle consumed the blind snake in one go- only your video backs up your blog. Thank you for sharing this.

That was insane, and really cool… for the eagle anyway!

James, That video is so cool! What a lucky and patient man you are to see that! 🙂

Wow, that is an impressive performance by the aptly named eagle! I have never witnessed that! Thanks for sharing!

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