One Man's Alaska

Alaska eagle mating dance death spiral

April 13, 2010

I was sad yesterday to read this report of two eagles in Alaska's Prince William Sound area that got so caught up in their mating ritual that they forgot they were plunging to Earth as fast as gravity would take them.

The short story is that the male died, and the female somehow miraculously lived, and is currently trying to recover, though one of her wings may be permanently damaged.

If you've never seen a Bald Eagle, I have to say wow, they are huge and beautiful birds. I watched one fly off with some huge object one day in Hyder, and it was amazing.

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