Kestrel steals vole from owl in mid-fight battle by Nick Wakeling (8 images)

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An owl became the victim of a mid-air 'mugging' when a sneaky kestrel ambushed it and stole its kill. As the barn owl attempted to fly off with a vole it had just tirelessly hunted, the elite predator kestrel swooped in for the steal.

In one of the photos, which captured the dramatic confrontation between the two master birds of prey, the kestrel is completely upside down as it digs its talons into the vole. The owl attempting to keep its prey then caused the pair to plummet into...
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