A HAWK and a snake have been photographed wrestling to the dying on a Tennessee driveway.
Father-of-four, Matthew Clement, 43, was shocked to discover a gray rat snake and a red-tail hawk locked in an epic battle maintain in his driveway.
The snake appeared to have wrapped its tail across the hawk’s neck, throttling it, whereas the fowl held the serpent’s tail in its claws attempting to tug it off or crush it.
Matthew thought the 2 animals have been lifeless at first earlier than noticing the hawk blink, inflicting the snake to writhe about.
The pair of animals continued their battle for one more 20 minutes however ultimately gave up.
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Matthew, from Gordonsville, mentioned: “After we got here again out the hawk was roosted on a tree above the street, and the snake was nonetheless on the gravel however not transferring.
“We pushed the snake to the facet and thought it was lifeless, however the subsequent time we drove by it was lacking, maybe the hawk completed it off.”
Neither contender could possibly be seen within the space the following day.
The hawk made it out of the dying grip alive[/caption]