This angry mother falcon had an entire team of researchers cowering, proving it is risky business to separate a mother from her offspring -- even if it is for their own good.
STOMPer Bird'sEye wrote:
"This is actually really sweet -- the lengths to which this mother falcon would go to defend her chicks from an entire team of researchers.
"The scientific team had the tough task of tagging her three baby chicks, as to do that they had to separate her from her nest for a few moments.
"They even brought along wooden shields to defend themselves from her sharp talons and beak.
"I don't blame them. Look at how they all ended up cowering in the corners while she vented her anger on them."
Pics 1-14 show the mother falcon in action, while the rest show other protective animal parents in action.