Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Eagle and cat: "Hey, come back here, ya lightweight!"

Cat's got guts.

...still. Mercifully.


Anonymous said...

That was crazy!

Seeing the eagle perched next to a cat really gives you an idea of the size of an eagle.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Really smart - swatting at that eagle as it flies away.

My husband is an architect and was talking with some colleagues about a hotel project out of town.

Apparently there was a tree with an eagle's nest that was holding up the works. They needed to determine if the nest was occupied, so they got a scissor lift and went up to have a look.

In the nest they found a bunch of little pet collars.



DJP said...

Oh, seriously?Funny, but at the same time awww.

DJP said...

BTW, Blogger is eating line-breaks for some reason. There was a break in that comment.


Aaron said...

It is interesting that the cat stayed there. That eagle could easily eat that cat.

Carol Jean said...

The eagle couldn't do much to the cat while sitting next to it. The danger was when the eagle was swooping down, attacking with its powerful talons.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh good - about the line breaks - I thought I was doing something wrong... it's been happening to me too.

Yeah the story is true. I'm hoping the collars belonged to a bunch of yippy little poodles.

There's a nest of eagles just a quarter mile from my house by a large lake. We've seen them hunting fish and water birds.

One winter the lake level had dropped quite a bit and the docks (on pilings) we're 2 - 3 feet above the surface of the water. An eagle flew over and all the little mud-hens swam under the dock. That eagle dove down, swooped UNDER the 8 foot wide dock, and came out the other side with a mud-hen.

They're amazing birds.

DJP said...

Oh, they are.

I was fly-fishing from a bridge in the wind, on Mammoth Lakes' Twin Lakes. There was a trout rising, and I was feeding my line out to try to present to it.

Down swoops a big bird and grabs my trout.

"Hey!" I yell. "That's MY fish!"

Not sure whether it was an eagle.

Aaron said...

actually, an eagle can do a lot right next to it. Put them into a cage together and you'll see firsthand.