Buzzard offers hug but then lunges at rival by Larissa Rand

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HUG? A buzzard looks as though it is offering a hug, before lunging in for an attack on a rival.  Larissa Rand, 46, managed to capture these two buzzards in an intense stand-off in a local forest in Brabant, Netherlands. <br />
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Larissa who is the Head of Education for the local school authority in Tilburg said “These young buzzards have to find their own territory, but start off by remaining close to the place where they were born. Which causes them to accidentally running into each other sometimes.  Most of the time one of them will just fly away, but in some situations they will search for confrontation to show who is the strongest.”

Even though the encounter seems fierce, Larissa sees the comical side of it saying that  “It is kind of funny to see how they spread their wings as it looks like they want to give each other a hug. Even though the brown buzzard seems to be the one that is trying to calm the hostility, the ensuing fight is won by the blonde buzzard while the brown one flies away."<br />
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