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Parrish Man Grabs Bald Eagle From Alligatorís Grip
Bradenton Herald ^ | 2/10 | Hannah Morse

Posted on 02/10/2017 2:27:18 PM PST by nickcarraway

In a battle between America’s symbolic bird of prey and Florida man’s nemesis, a Parrish man said not on his watch.

A male bald eagle sat at the edge of a pond behind his home in the Copperstone subdivision when the alligator clamped its jaws on the bird Wednesday.

“It’s our bald eagle. It’s our treasure,” Anderson, who is also going through chemotherapy, told Fox 13. “It stands for who we are and what we are.”

A neighbor called Justin Matthews of Matthews Wildlife Rescue and he arrived clad in a cowboy hat and camouflage cargo shorts.

The eagle’s legs were rendered useless and blood trickled from its throat.

“I knew that it wouldn’t make it,” Matthews told Fox 13.

Matthews then took the eagle to Save Our Seabirds, who then took him to a veterinarian in Osprey, according to Matthews’ Facebook post.

Unfortunately, the eagle had to be euthanized.

The wildlife rescuer said that Anderson is the reason the bird died peacefully, commending him for his efforts.


TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alligator; baldeagle; forida


Bald eagle attacked by alligator (Video)

1 posted on 02/10/2017 2:27:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

God bless America.


2 posted on 02/10/2017 2:29:46 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: nickcarraway

I surprised they didn’t arrest the man for interfering with a bald eagle. I hope a feather didn’t drop in his house.


3 posted on 02/10/2017 2:30:27 PM PST by kara37
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To: nickcarraway

The alligator voted for Hillary.


4 posted on 02/10/2017 2:30:52 PM PST by MeganC (Democrat by birth, Republican by default, conservative by principle.)
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To: nickcarraway

well that’s cool.... I would love to hold a bald eagle, ya better be thankful it was injured otherwise it might have taken a chunk out of yer azz.


5 posted on 02/10/2017 2:30:58 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: nickcarraway
the bird died peacefully, commending him for his efforts.

With his last chirps.

6 posted on 02/10/2017 2:32:26 PM PST by MUDDOG
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To: kara37

He still could be arrested.


7 posted on 02/10/2017 2:32:34 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Reminds me of the bald eagle that was found in the grille of a car after a hurricane. The bird was removed safely and treated for its injuries. But the look of the eagle in the grille was like “a little help here, fellas?”

CC


8 posted on 02/10/2017 2:34:24 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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To: nickcarraway

Probably get a ticket from Fish and game for “Looking with the intent to observe”.


9 posted on 02/10/2017 2:37:18 PM PST by Duckdog (If your not on a government list, Whats wrong with you!)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The eagle left an eaglet and a mate. Fortunately the eaglet is nearly ready to fledge, so mom should be able to care for it by herself.


10 posted on 02/10/2017 2:38:52 PM PST by Not A Snowbird (SandyInPeoria just doesn't sound right... yet here I am.)
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To: nickcarraway

Good for him. God Bless Them.

Bald Eagles often perch near the sides of a river, Ben Franklin saw it, I’ve seen it.

I can see how one might be vulnerable.


11 posted on 02/10/2017 2:54:44 PM PST by BeadCounter
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To: Celtic Conservative
Reminds me of the bald eagle that was found in the grille of a car after a hurricane.


12 posted on 02/10/2017 2:54:59 PM PST by henbane
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Sunset here in Virginia was beautiful.
13 posted on 02/10/2017 2:55:14 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: henbane

Yep, that’s it.

“Um, fellas- little help here?”

CC


14 posted on 02/10/2017 3:20:29 PM PST by Celtic Conservative (CC: purveyor of cryptic, snarky posts since December, 2000..)
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To: nickcarraway
He still could be arrested.


How could he be arrested, and the wind farm operators skate?
15 posted on 02/10/2017 4:04:37 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie ( Agenda driven news is fake news.)
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To: The_Media_never_lie

Intention.

All that matters to leftists is intention: The man intended to affect the life of the Bald Eagle - it was deliberate; the wind farm operators do not intend to affect the Bald Eagles’ lives - it is by accident.

Being a leftist is easy: You can make up any excuse to attack a conservative.


16 posted on 02/10/2017 5:47:59 PM PST by YogicCowboy ("I am not entirely on anyone's side, because no one is entirely on mine." - JRRT)
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To: nickcarraway

Great story...bump!


17 posted on 02/11/2017 8:31:05 AM PST by mac_truck (aide toi et dieu t'aidera)
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