Bald Eagle

I’ve spotted a few bald eagles recently on the Mississippi river, circle overhead watching for any prey. Mostly they catch fish, but they do also eat rabbits, squirrels, & pretty much any animal they can find if they are hungry enough.

Here’s a gross but neat fact that interested me: When a hunting eagle grabs a fish, it’s talons lock onto the fish so strongly that it is actually impossible for the eagle to let go. So if the fish being caught was stronger than the eagle (that would have to be a pretty big fish), the bird would drown, because the eagle would be unable to let go of the fish, & would be pulled underwater. The eagle (if it gets the fish) has to eat the fish off it’s talons to unclasp them.

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  1. Hi Song of the Wolf, What neat facts! I have seen a couple of the resident 8 Bald Eagles that are here where I live but they are hard to spot most of the time. Glad you have Bald Eagles there where you are. Have a truly fine day today!

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