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"OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!

 

What an amazing sight!

This bald eagle just flew in  from the sky while Seattle's Mariner pitcher was still during the national anthem and must have really liked his team lol!

But really, its pretty astonishing as well as James Paxton's (the pitcher) calm reaction of having this eagle land on his shoulder..

(from Yahoo news)

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Re: "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!

Paxton, a Canadian, showed such poise and restraint.    For an Eagle to be used in public it must be quite used to people. albeit dependent on them and injured enough to not be able to be released into the wild, hense he didn't fly very high or long.

Such magnificent birds!

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Re: "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!

They said the Paxton is now an American and if they (Canada) aren't happy, Paxton can be a Canadian again by a moose sitting on him. 

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Re: "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!

It didn't fly in from the sky, it was there with it's trainer.

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Wow. I bet that surprised him. Look at the claws on the Eagle. 🦅Beautiful.

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Re: "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!

Eagles used for such events or for education purposes are trained for quite some time. As the Eagle looked like it had a tether on its leg (I think I saw one), poor thing just missed its mark.

 

These are my favorite birds to see and photograph.

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Re: "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!

Songbird, you just made my day! LOL

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Re: "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!

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Challenger is a beautiful eagle and comes from the eagle foundation at Dollywood...  

 

https://www.eagles.org/

 

 

http://www.khou.com/mobile/article/news/video-challenger-the-eagle-lands-on-mariners-pitcher-during-...

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Re: "OH SAY CAN YOU SEE?"-an American Eagle singing along!


@HLP wrote:

It didn't fly in from the sky, it was there with it's trainer.


Yes, this eagle came in with a trainer and it was a plan to fly over the field but instead the eagle landed on the player.  It was on the News last night here.

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@HLP wrote:

It didn't fly in from the sky, it was there with it's trainer.


@HLP-

Thank you for explaining that!

I kept wondering if it was trained and if that guy who rushed in knew the eagle. The video just showed him coming from the air in the stands.

Of course yahoo news never explained further but wow! I just saw it on the news and they showed the whole thing and explained it. The eagle was supposed to fly over the stands and field.

So cute anyway and I'm glad to get the whole story!

 

 

 

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