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Alaska eagle survives plunge after mating dance
hosted ^ | Apr 9 | RACHEL D'ORO

Posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- An acrobatic display of passion proved too much for a pair of eagles engaged in a mating dance over Alaska's Prince William Sound.

The female bird is recovering from injuries sustained when the couple slammed beak-first into a hard snowbank in what her rescuers believe was an aerial courting ritual gone awry...

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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: eagle; holdmuhfish; jpb; milehighclub

1 posted on 04/09/2010 6:04:30 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Happened to me at least a dozen times. Waiting in the Emergency Room for someone who won’t talk to you is the worst.


2 posted on 04/09/2010 6:06:47 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: JoeProBono

Yeh sure....spousal abuse....she said she had a headache...he said...I’ll give you “headache”...


3 posted on 04/09/2010 6:07:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: 1rudeboy

4 posted on 04/09/2010 6:07:29 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

5 posted on 04/09/2010 6:08:13 PM PDT by cajuncow
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To: Sacajaweau

6 posted on 04/09/2010 6:08:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: 1rudeboy

LoL LOL


7 posted on 04/09/2010 6:09:59 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: Sacajaweau

They should not be doing that while flying.


8 posted on 04/09/2010 6:10:21 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: JoeProBono; All

GEORGE: I can’t believe you’re hoarding sex moves. I’m out there rubbing two sticks together. You walk around with a zippo.


9 posted on 04/09/2010 6:12:25 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Big Horn

How do you know that, ever try it? :)


10 posted on 04/09/2010 6:12:46 PM PDT by BARLF
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To: cajuncow

11 posted on 04/09/2010 6:14:06 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Calling bull on this one...
Man Eagle did the business Woman Eagle gets nasty when he tries to leave...


12 posted on 04/09/2010 6:14:47 PM PDT by GSP.FAN (Some days, it's not even worth chewing through the restraints.)
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13 posted on 04/09/2010 6:16:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah ... I can relate. ;)


14 posted on 04/09/2010 6:22:43 PM PDT by BluH2o
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To: JoeProBono
Just an observation - Isn't the point of the dance to filter out the ‘NOT UP TO SPEED’ wannabes who can't meet muster? Just a question from an admirer of nature's survival calculus.
15 posted on 04/09/2010 6:26:51 PM PDT by J Edgar
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To: JoeProBono

First annual eagle Darwin Awards.


16 posted on 04/09/2010 6:38:43 PM PDT by dangerdoc
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To: 1rudeboy
recovering from injuries sustained when the couple slammed beak-first into a hard snowbank in what her rescuers believe was an aerial courting ritual gone awry...

I hate when that happen

17 posted on 04/09/2010 6:49:59 PM PDT by tophat9000 (It ain't about Black... It ain't about White...It's about a Red...Trying to take our rights!)
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recovering from injuries sustained when the couple slammed beak-first into a hard snowbank in what her rescuers believe was an aerial courting ritual gone awry...

I hate when that happen

hate what? hate recovering, hate getting injured, hate the couple slamming beak first into a hard snowbank, hate the idea of them being rescued, hate the rescuers having beliefs or hate the aerial courting ritual going awry?

18 posted on 04/09/2010 7:53:36 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: JoeProBono

I suppose this is the avian equivalent to rug burns or the old face-plant-into-the-headboard.


20 posted on 04/10/2010 8:37:35 AM PDT by paddles
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To: JoeProBono

I suppose this is the avian equivalent to rug burns or the old face-plant-into-the-headboard.


21 posted on 04/10/2010 8:38:04 AM PDT by paddles
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To: Morgana; paddles

22 posted on 04/10/2010 8:49:34 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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