Bald eagles released from death grip

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Last Updated: Friday, September 24, 2010 | 8:02 AM

These two eagles were locked together on a lawn outside Charlottetown and allowed people to approach them.These two eagles were locked together on a lawn outside Charlottetown and allowed people to approach them. (Sheila Stretch)

Wildlife officials on P.E.I. released two battling bald eagles that had locked their talons together on the weekend.

'I had a horned owl that actually put its talons right through my left hand, in three places. I know what it feels like.'— Gerald MacDougall, wildlife manager

The eagles were discovered Saturday night on a front lawn by people arriving at a party in Long Creek, just west of Charlottetown.

"They were in distress because they were flopping trying to get apart," said Leith Stretch, one of the people who discovered the birds.



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/prince-edward-island/story/2010/09/24/pei-eagles-locked-rescued-584.html#socialcomments#ixzz10T0ngKeR

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