Eagle flew off with cat

Wildlife News

Thursday, July 02, 2009

BELCHERTOWN - Ellen M. Majka was inside her home on Prescott Hill when she saw a bald eagle swoop down into her neighbor's yard.

It was the first time she saw a bald eagle in the neighborhood.

But even more surprising was what she saw in its talons when it flew back up - a black cat

According to eagle experts, a bald eagle capturing a cat is not impossible, but highly unusual

While the main diet of bald eagles is fish, Davis said they are opportunistic and will eat squirrels, turtles, even Canada geese. They are also to feast on animal carcasses, including deer


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