[Tweeters] Oh another eagle observation and a question

Kristin Stewart kristinstewart01 at comcast.net
Thu Feb 25 19:44:13 PST 2016


And actually, dachshunds are pretty heavy for their small stature...

Kristin Stewart
Olympia

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> On Feb 25, 2016, at 7:27 PM, Hal Michael <ucd880 at comcast.net> wrote:

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> Bald Eagles do carry off modest sized fish, up to a few pounds. They also take ducks and geese but I think they generally eat them where they kill them. So, they could easily kill the dog but might not want to fly off with it.

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> Hal Michael

> Science Outreach Director, Sustainable Fisheries Foundation

> Olympia WA

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> Double bluff park on Whidbey Island is an off leash dog area. Today I watched an elderly lady with a wiener dog. The little dog was about 10 feet from the lady. An eagle came up from behind her and then dropped about 10 feet with its talons out. Whoa, I thought I was in for a amazing show but the eagle broke it off. The lady was none the wiser, I don’t think she even saw the eagle as it passed over head and down the beach.

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> How big a prey would an eagle take? Would it actually take something the size of a wiener dog?

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> If they would I wonder if a sign warning people with little dogs might be appropriate?

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> Rob Sandelin

> Kind of disappointed

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