Close Encounter with Fighting Eagles at Seward Park
Sunday, July 21 2013 @ 03:08 AM EDT
Contributed by: MaryF
By Bellamy Pailthorp
5:01 am, Fri July 12, 2013
It’s always pretty special to see an eagle soaring near the water. But summer revelers in Seattle were recently shocked when they saw two of the large birds fighting in mid-air, dive-bombing each other at Seward Park.
Dylan Okimoto and his daughter were throwing a football around at the park on July 4 when suddenly others near him started shouting.
“So I turn around and think I catch a glimpse of something black and spiraling,” Okimoto said. "And it ends up (that) two eagles crash-land into the water.”
He managed to pull out his phone and capture much of it on video. The footage is wobbly, but you can see how one of the eagles fighting, oblivious to three children floating just a few feet from the raptors.
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