Eagles are truly elegant creatures. From their alertness to their fierce attitudes, eagles are a symbol of strength.
They also are quite vigilant and know what they want. Take Goldilocks, the male golden eagle, for example.
When a small group of men from the Friends of Nevada Wilderness land inventory crew stumbled upon a golden eagle trapped in a well, they inspected further.
It appeared that the eagle had been searching for some water when its flight feathers were dampened and prevented him from flying anywhere.
Yet this creature still remained quite fierce, standing his ground despite his condition.
This emblem of strength and valor is seen in another kind of eagle — the bald eagle.
The bald eagle is not only the symbol of strength, but it is also America’s national bird. Sadly, the bald eagle was endangered for quite some time.
These birds are often seen in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, picking through trash to find food. The bald eagles are such frequent visitors that they are known as “Dutch Harbor pigeons,” according to Hearts of Pets.
The little fishing village in the Aleutian Islands has a population of about 4,700 people and over 500 eagles.
“When humans provide some food, they’re subsidized predators,” Falk Huetteman, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, said.
When a fisherman named Jessie Peck was aboard a boat in Dutch Harbor, he took out a bucket of raw shrimp and an amazing wonder occurred before everyone’s eyes.
He began tossing them out onto the deck when dozens of bald eagles and other types of eagles came flying to chow down on some snacks.
“Just another day in Alaska,” Peck said.
They flocked to the deck and grabbed what they could, then just calmly waited on the deck amidst the commotion.
The birds were just a few short feet from the man and did not feel threatened whatsoever.
The sight was wondrous as these powerful birds were up close and personal to humans.
After all the shrimp were gone, the valiant birds perched themselves on top of the ship as if they were now guarding that territory for blessing them with such delectable treats.
What a marvelous and one-of-a-kind experience! Alaska is lucky to be home to such a large population of eagles!
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