Eagle snared

Two hunters snared a Philippine eagle, the world's largest bird of prey and one of only 70 thought to exist, AFP reports from Iligan.

The bird was in mortal combat with a wildcat and had caught its wings among vines. The Philippine eagle has a lifespan of 50 years and feeds on flying lemurs, civets, bats, rats, snakes and monkeys. But as it mates for life, attempts to breed it in capitivity have failed.