Fierce fight between bald eagles attracts attention in SE Portland

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By Stephen Mayer, KATU News
Mar 3, 2014 at 9:08 PM PDT
Last Updated: Mar 4, 2014 at 2:26 PM PDT


PORTLAND, Ore. -- A neighbor first spotted something strange in a tree off Southeast 55th and Division around 9 o'clock Monday morning.

People started grabbing binoculars and cameras to get a closer look and saw two American bald eagles seemingly in distress, their talons locked together.

But of course this isn't your ordinary bird; this is America's eagle, so word spread like wildfire through social media.

"People are fascinated by the eagles. They are huge and majestic and beautiful," said Kate Carder.

Carder and her husband got an alert from the group Oregon Birders, and drove all the way across town to see if they could help.

"I didn't think it would be that traumatic to me. I'm still shaken to the core, Carder said.

But soon help arrived. A local tree company volunteered the use of their ......

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