Wednesday, February 07, 2007

National Attention

If you haven't heard about our over achieving eagle, you might like to read this at the Juneau Empire. It seems that an eagle snagged a deer head from the dump and attempted to fly away with it, hitting a transmission line, causing 10,000 homes to be without power until it could be repaired, and frying the eagle in the process.

Gayle Wood, an AEL&P spokeswoman was quoted:
The landfill has a program in place to discourage eagles, ravens and other birds from feeding, she said. But this eagle "got a hold of a little bit more than he could handle."

"This would have been a major score," Wood said. "That eagle would have been the king eagle of the Lemon Creek group."
So far this has been mentioned by everyone from USA Today to Keith Olbermann and Stephen Colbert. Ah, yes, we are famous.

In A Nutshell follows.


Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh, that poor fried bird! I have to give him credit for aiming so high. What's that song? "I Believe I Can Fly."

Ginnie said...

I remember being very excited to see a live eagle when I was in Alaska last year! I can't imagine having so many that they have to be controlled. You live in an exciting and colorful area.

Anonymous said...

And where have I been. Didn't catch this in the news at all. We keep trying to keep everything in controlled growth balance...except for ourselves.