Grebe Karate Kick by Bett Atherton (6 images)

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A feisty coot lashes out at a grebe and lands a flying karate kick to its face. The black bird launched itself from water and flew towards its rival with its leg out in a scene similar to classic martial arts movie 'The Karate Kid'.

But the surprise attack quickly backfired as the great crested grebe retaliated by lunging towards the coot - causing it to retreat. Amateur photographer Bett Atherton captured the grebe and coot fighting at South Norwood Lake in Croydon, London.
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