CRASH LANDING: Two eagles, locked in a mid-air territorial dispute, plummet to runway in Duluth
Tuesday, May 14 2013 @ 01:46 AM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
The Bemidji Pioneer
News / Region
Mon, May 13, 2013 - 7:00pm
Two adult bald eagles locked talons in mid-air Sunday over Duluth International Airport and crashed
to the ground when they couldn't separate. (Courtesy Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)
DULUTH -- Two adult bald eagles made an unplanned landing on the tarmac at the Duluth International Airport on Sunday.
The two birds had locked talons in mid-air and couldn’t get separated before they crashed to the concrete, said Randy Hanzal, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Both birds survived the fall but remained entangled.
“Their talons were embedded in each other very deeply,” Hanzal said.
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