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Roger Stevens Jr. took this photo of a squirrel and a bald eagle apparently having a staring contest.

Who blinked first in this epic stare down between a bald eagle and a squirrel?


LINCOLN, Maine (CIRCA) — This photo of a bald eagle and a squirrel's epic staring contest has gone viral on the internet.

Roger Stevens Jr.'s photo has been shared over 11,000 times as of Friday. The photo, which was taken on Monday, shows a bald eagle and a squirrel participating in a staring contest in a treetop in Maine.

According to WTAE, Stevens took additional photos of the staring match, showing the eagle attempting to catch the squirrel. The squirrel then jumped into a hole in the tree, avoiding becoming a meal.

Stevens has written seven photos books about animals that are available on Amazon. The photo shoot of the squirrel and eagle, in particular, will be featured in his upcoming book about eagles.


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