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My Cats Hanging Out With The Eagles
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/eagles2.html ^

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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1 posted on 04/13/2014 1:08:21 PM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

Whoa, that person is getting mighty close to something that could inflict some hurt heh.

I’m surprised one just sat there.


2 posted on 04/13/2014 1:11:31 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

I imagine those eagles were looking at those cats and thinking “Dang, just a little too big to carry off and eat...”


3 posted on 04/13/2014 1:13:51 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: navysealdad
Incredible.

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.

4 posted on 04/13/2014 1:14:33 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Scutter
I imagine those eagles were looking at those cats and thinking “Dang, just a little too big to carry off and eat...”

Too big? I don't think so.

5 posted on 04/13/2014 1:15:25 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Scutter

Well, they could of easily, so there must of been another reason to hang out, perhaps bored?


6 posted on 04/13/2014 1:15:57 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: navysealdad

I think cats would be eagle food. They must be well fed.


7 posted on 04/13/2014 1:16:32 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: navysealdad
Cool video but that homeowner isn't very smart.......She's going to be losing one of her cats.

I suspect the eagles view her deck as a fly-thru restaurant........

8 posted on 04/13/2014 1:17:41 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: navysealdad

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?)


9 posted on 04/13/2014 1:23:11 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: navysealdad

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).


10 posted on 04/13/2014 1:23:46 PM PDT by pajama pundit (I don't have enough faith to believe in evolution.)
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To: Bulwyf
Well, they could of easily, so there must of been another reason to hang out, perhaps bored?

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.

11 posted on 04/13/2014 1:28:29 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

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.


12 posted on 04/13/2014 1:31:42 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: navysealdad

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?


13 posted on 04/13/2014 1:31:45 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: aft_lizard

Heres a video of a Eagle feeding a cat to its nestlings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Q3utpChCqQ


14 posted on 04/13/2014 1:33:27 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: Jean S
What if one of the eagles dropped a feather on her deck?

I heard the BLM has a SWAT team they've just unexpectedly freed up...

15 posted on 04/13/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Scutter

Those eagles are like checking out those choice cuts of meat and just waiting for the next big holiday dinner?


16 posted on 04/13/2014 2:41:24 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: aft_lizard

My Cats Eating Tuna and an Eagle Comes!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LJj142drtJA

Same house, same cats... gambling with time!


17 posted on 04/13/2014 3:16:08 PM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: navysealdad

The iggles are there because there is a food source there.


18 posted on 04/13/2014 3:17:01 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: navysealdad

Why do I get the feeling that those eagles were raised with those cats??


19 posted on 04/13/2014 4:00:13 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: aft_lizard

“...They seem quite acclimated to her presence, I am guessing she has hand fed them a few times.”
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Quite likely. The perching eagle screeches were of her likely saying “get off my porch and get my food to put out!”.


20 posted on 04/13/2014 4:25:57 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: navysealdad

Pretty cool. Bring them some anchovies (or a mouse) next time.


21 posted on 04/13/2014 4:27:36 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: navysealdad
I live close to one of the most eagle populated sections of the Mississippi. It's not unusual to see fifty or more at a time. People who live nearby do not let cats or slipper dogs out unguarded or they may lose them.
22 posted on 04/13/2014 4:54:16 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
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To: navysealdad

Somebody summon Paul Harvey....we need to know the *rest of the story*


23 posted on 04/13/2014 5:14:02 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I always thought anything bigger than a large rabbit was too much for a bird of prey.


24 posted on 04/13/2014 6:54:42 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: RoosterRedux; Bulwyf; silverleaf
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.
25 posted on 04/13/2014 7:00:06 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: Scutter

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.


26 posted on 04/13/2014 7:18:04 PM PDT by Bulwyf
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To: Scutter

http://news.yahoo.com/cameras-capture-eagle-killing-deer-russia-144336036.html;_ylt=AwrBTz1.R0tTbC4AYKdXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzNDFnaDgwBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNARjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDMwNF8x

Mmmm. Venison.


27 posted on 04/13/2014 7:27:30 PM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Bulwyf

They can carry off big birds, but remember that (flight-capable) birds are quite light for their size.


28 posted on 04/13/2014 7:40:54 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: silverleaf

Not a bald eagle.


29 posted on 04/13/2014 7:42:07 PM PDT by Scutter
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To: pajama pundit
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.

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.

30 posted on 04/13/2014 7:50:21 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: who knows what evil?

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


31 posted on 04/13/2014 8:28:45 PM PDT by albertabound
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To: Scutter

Still have to get talon marks stitched up...


32 posted on 04/13/2014 11:20:39 PM PDT by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Yes, the cats might not have been a viable “to go” meal, but they were definitely on the “dine in” menu.


33 posted on 04/14/2014 1:02:47 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: albertabound

Thank you for the FYI...good to hear.


34 posted on 04/14/2014 3:17:57 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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