A HAWK and a snake had 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 chook held the serpent’s tail in its claws attempting to tug it off or crush it.
Matthew thought the 2 animals had been useless at first earlier than noticing the hawk blink, inflicting the snake to writhe about.
The pair of animals continued their battle for an additional 20 minutes however finally gave up.
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Matthew, from Gordonsville, stated: “Once we got here again out the hawk was roosted on a tree above the highway, and the snake was nonetheless on the gravel however not transferring.
“We pushed the snake to the facet and thought it was useless, however the subsequent time we drove by it was lacking, maybe the hawk completed it off.”
Neither contender might be seen within the space the following day.
The hawk made it out of the dying grip alive[/caption]