That's nut yours, it's mine! Moment starling and prairie dog went head to head over lunch


That's nut yours: The rodent and starling come face to face over who gets lunch

This starling and prairie dog will not back down an inch as they have a fearsome stand-off over who gets to eat a nut.
The cute rodent and the adult bird locked horns at a U.S. zoo going face to face to see who would stare the other out and grab the food.
Despite the dog picking up the nut moments before, ready to chew down on his tasty find for lunch, the starling flew in to challenge him.

Feeling peckish: Although the prairie dog seems on top the starling managed to peck the nut out of its paws

And it was the feathered thief who won the battle as it simply pecked the nut out of the hands of the white tailed dog and flew off to target its next meal.
Photographer Scott Spaeth, 42, grabbed the fascinating stand-off at St Louis Zoo, Missouri, and said it was commonplace for the starlings to wait for their furry friends to find food and then steal it from them.

He said: 'The two of them were facing off to see who got the prairie dog's lunch.
'As so often in life the cunning one won and the starling got the prize. Not that the prairie dog seemed to care much, there was plenty more food laying around everywhere.
'The prairie dogs eat a variety of food pellets and fresh vegetables, and they seem to know that there's no threat of shortage.

source: dailymail