Skip to comments.My Cats Hanging Out With The Eagles
Posted on 04/13/2014 1:08:21 PM PDT by navysealdad
During the summer these same two eagles hang out on the porch about every day like it is their own private perch. Video in Unalaska, Alaska in the Aleutian Islands by Pam Aus.
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Whoa, that person is getting mighty close to something that could inflict some hurt heh.
I’m surprised one just sat there.
I imagine those eagles were looking at those cats and thinking “Dang, just a little too big to carry off and eat...”
I am wondering why one of them didn't take a cat for dinner (and I don't mean as a date).
You know the thought has crossed their minds.
Too big? I don't think so.
Well, they could of easily, so there must of been another reason to hang out, perhaps bored?
I think cats would be eagle food. They must be well fed.
I suspect the eagles view her deck as a fly-thru restaurant........
What is in the water in Alaska? There was a story about a wolf that ate some woman’s dog while she was out hiking, and her pity was for the wolf??? Now this utter jackass risks the lives of her pet cats while playing ‘Miss Eagle’ with these birds of prey? (Hey...it’s cool...he’s on our currency, isn’t he?)
There is a family of hawks who regularly visit the back deck of my neighbor, because they leave strips of meat out for them. They will in fact peck on the back sliding glass door if the meat is not there.
These eagles are not there because they like to play with the cats. They have probably been trained (fed).
There's only one likely reason, she's been feeding them..........That lady is Stupid!
As for the cats, they're not too big that they can't be jumped on and carried away...and I suspect they will be.
Yep a day or two of them not eating and those cats are flying toast.
They seem quite acclimated to her presence, I am guessing she has hand fed them a few times.
I know it’s illegal for anyone but a “Native American” to own a bald eagle feather, a huge fine I believe.
But taping and talking to one? Possibly the death penalty.
What if one of the eagles dropped a feather on her deck?
Heres a video of a Eagle feeding a cat to its nestlings
I heard the BLM has a SWAT team they've just unexpectedly freed up...
Those eagles are like checking out those choice cuts of meat and just waiting for the next big holiday dinner?
My Cats Eating Tuna and an Eagle Comes!
Same house, same cats... gambling with time!
The iggles are there because there is a food source there.
Why do I get the feeling that those eagles were raised with those cats??
“...They seem quite acclimated to her presence, I am guessing she has hand fed them a few times.”
Quite likely. The perching eagle screeches were of her likely saying “get off my porch and get my food to put out!”.
Pretty cool. Bring them some anchovies (or a mouse) next time.
Somebody summon Paul Harvey....we need to know the *rest of the story*
I always thought anything bigger than a large rabbit was too much for a bird of prey.
Too big? I don't think so.Check out this article on bald eagles. From the article:
A bald eagle's lifting power is about 4 pounds.Last time I checked, my cat weighs about 13 pounds. I think most of them are at least 11 or 12 pounds - far outside of the lifting capability of a bald eagle.
I’ve seen the youtube vids of them carrying off far larger.
Perhaps it’s because they already had inertia, I couldn’t say, just have seen them with some big stuff heh.
Either way, they wouldn’t need to carry them, I think one day that lady will realize she’s missing two cats.
They can carry off big birds, but remember that (flight-capable) birds are quite light for their size.
Not a bald eagle.
There was a hawk watching me hit golf balls out in a field. He finally swooped down and grabbed one and flew back up in a tree. I walked over calmly to see if he still had it. I said, drop it, and he did. End of lame story. I think they are smart.
the eagles eat fish not cats...she is next to a fish processing plant and probably fed them since they were chicks. Eagles are inherently lazy and prefer to mooch rather than fish
Still have to get talon marks stitched up...
Yes, the cats might not have been a viable “to go” meal, but they were definitely on the “dine in” menu.
Thank you for the FYI...good to hear.