What would it take for you to trap a golden eagle? Imagine pursuing a 3-foot, 15-pound bird with a wingspan of over 6 feet that reaches speeds of up to 190 miles per hour. Think you can handle that? Just be sure to steer clear of their razor sharp, bone-breaking talons. If you're starting to wonder who in their right minds would hunt such an intimidating animal, say hello to golden eagle hunters, the bürkitshiler. They're named after the Kazakh word for eagle, "bürkit," and have been hunting these birds for centuries.
The Eagle Huntress Official Trailer
Take a sneak peek at The Eagle Huntress, a documentary about 13-year-old Aisholpan on her journey to becoming the first golden eagle huntress in her family.
Hunting With Golden Eagles
Watch trained golden eagles hunt down a fox.
Key Facts In This Video
The Kazakhs don't start hunting with their eagles until the first snows of winter, allowing prey animals to breed and raise their young during the summer. 02:30
Watch trained golden eagles hunt down a fox: 05:10
Golden eagles have a wingspan of about 2 meters, and can swoop down on prey at up to 160 kph. 08:32
Golden Eagle Vs. Hare: Deadliest Showdowns
Learn more about the golden eagle and its hunting methods as you watch the calculated attack on this unsuspecting hare.
Meet The Ancient Kazakhs
Get a crash course on the ancient Kazakhs with Stuff That I Find Interesting's video below.
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