Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Current Events' started by WildCowboy, Jan 29, 2007.
I knew bald eagles were strong, but wow.
My DS worked in AK at a raptor rehabilitation center, and let me tell you, they get BIG!
Remind me to go inside next time I see an eagle flying nearby!
Yeah pretty neat story
Golden Eagles get even bigger, they can weight up to 12lbs with 11 foot wingspan , the talons are 4.5 inches
they are used to hunt wolves, goats and deer in parts of the world, I have actually seen one take down a yearling horse once.
From a falconry point of view bald eagles are pretty boring, they dont train well, don't really have a spectacular hunting technique and they eat alot.
i thought the headline of this thread read outrage, not outage at first...and there i was thinking to myself, who in their right mind would be outraged by something like that?
I'll bet there were a few residents who were outraged at the outage.
You gotta love nature. Just be glad that the Giant eagle isn't around any more. It lived in New Zealand before europeans got there. It had a 18 ft. wingspan and would fly off with young children.
Does the eagle have large talons?
I don't know why but I found this hilarious.
The Wedge-Tailed Eagle here grows to around a 2.5m (8')+ wingspan and has been seen to take out decently-sized kangaroos. The females are larger and can get to around 5kg (11lb) - so they're big buggers, not as large a wingspan as the Golden or Bald eagles but the same weight as a big one of either of the two big northern species - they're big balls of muscle.
For a while they weren't growing so big because they found that rabbits were more plentiful than the kangaroos and easier to catch so they didn't need to be so large. Now that the rabbits are diminishing they're getting really big again.
Nothing like the sight of a big black wedgie (hmm, that's a bit suss) soaring high above you on the thermals.
About 4" for Bald Eagles
4.5 or more for Goldens
Erm.....it was a Napolean Dynamite reference (replace "eagle" with "chicken"), but thanks for the information.
In 1990, We're anchored in the San Juan Islands, out in the middle of nowhere, 56ft, 1953 Wooden Chris (rented, I must confess ). I'm sleeping in the front v-berth when I hear a thump on the deck over my head. I poke my head out the hatch and see an entire freaking rear haunch of a deer, leg and all, laying on the deck. We're 50yds off shore and no one around, about 6:30am. I wish I'd weighed it before I threw it overboard. Also wish I'd seen the bird whose meal I interrupted. We'd seen lots of eagles, so I'm assuming that was the carrier.
So.....you got to ride around in a big boat, relaxing all day in the Sun, and you also got a free meal too?
I'm surprised an eagle would scavenge for food. They are raptors, and I understand that to mean they want the live kill.
I thought exactly the same, so you're not alone. Still, I suppose the outage might have caused some outrage...
Well, sometimes an eagle will surrender its catch to a larger eagle if there's a confrontation.
Poor fella, lost his brain food.
Bet that was a horrendous sight! A big friggin bird carrying a head into power cables.
i'm actually not too surprised by this. i've seen eagles before and they are massive. and i hunt deer so i know the size of their heads. while deer can be large, it's totally feasible for an eagle to haul a head around.
i wonder if the eagle saw the power lines and was trying to, "pull up...pull up!" aaaahhh...bbbzzzzzz.
the night the lights went out in Juneau....
Interesting article here on CNN.com about a woman in a paraglider (Australia) who was attacked by a pair of these. Almost caused her to crash!
"So, how'd you get the scratches on your back honey? No, seriously. I don't want any more eagle attack crap..."
Pity they are not still around, it could have been the answer to the population problem.