[Tweeters] Oh another eagle observation and a question

Hal Michael ucd880 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 25 19:27:01 PST 2016

Bald Eagles do carry off modest sized fish, up to a few pounds. They also take ducks and geese but I think they generally eat them where they kill them. So, they could easily kill the dog but might not want to fly off with it.

Hal Michael
Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation
Olympia WA
360-791-7702 (C)
ucd880 at comcast.net

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Double bluff park on Whidbey Island is an off leash dog area. Today I watched an elderly lady with a wiener dog. The little dog was about 10 feet from the lady. An eagle came up from behind her and then dropped about 10 feet with its talons out. Whoa, I thought I was in for a amazing show but the eagle broke it off. The lady was none the wiser, I don’t think she even saw the eagle as it passed over head and down the beach.

How big a prey would an eagle take? Would it actually take something the size of a wiener dog?

If they would I wonder if a sign warning people with little dogs might be appropriate?

Rob Sandelin

Kind of disappointed

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