Ravens Eating Blow Fly Maggots
- When bears drag salmon out of the stream blow flies usually lay their eggs on them.
- In a few days the eggs hatch and huge numbers of the larvae, called maggots, feed on the salmon carcass.
- These ravens are taking advantage of this and eating the very nutritious maggots.
- To learn more about this process go to the videos titled Salmon and Blow Flies or Salmon and Blow Flies in Alaska.