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Stunning snaps show a pheasant sizing up a pesky squirrel to defend its grub

A PHEASANT defends itself against a pesky squirrel in a food scrap.

The pair had been ­sizing each other up for days when the grey squirrel suddenly got fed up sharing his snacks.

An unlikely pair go head to head in a food scrap

An unlikely pair go head to head in a food scrapクレジット: Ivor Ottley/Kennedy News
Beautiful snaps show a pheasant taking on a pesky grey squirrel in an attempt to defend its snacks

Beautiful snaps show a pheasant taking on a pesky grey squirrel in an attempt to defend its snacksクレジット: Ivor Ottley/Kennedy News

Psychotherapist Ivor Ottley, 54, snapped the fight in his garden in ­Hessett, サフォーク.

彼は言った: “The pheasant went all kung fu and the squirrel lost.

He’s more timid when he sees the bird now.

The fight lasted for a couple of minutes which feels like a lifetime in animal photos.

They both wanted to dominate the food source.

“I was so focused on getting the photos in the moment but I knew just how exciting they were.”

The bird went all kung fu on the rodent in ­Hessett, サフォーク

The bird went all kung fu on the rodent in ­Hessett, サフォーククレジット: Ivor Ottley/Kennedy News
Psychotherapist Ivor Ottley, 54, managed to capture the fight happening in his garden

Psychotherapist Ivor Ottley, 54, managed to capture the fight happening in his gardenクレジット: ケータリング
Ivor told 'The pheasant went all kung fu and the squirrel lost'

Ivor told ‘The pheasant went all kung fu and the squirrel lostクレジット: ケータリング
He added 'The fight lasted for a couple of minutes which feels like a lifetime in animal photos'

He added ‘The fight lasted for a couple of minutes which feels like a lifetime in animal photosクレジット: ケータリング

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