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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JLB768, Nov 10, 2012.

  1. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    Disgusting. This is not a game animal.
     

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    Angry Fist Dehumanizer® Lifetime Member

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    I used to work at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. They had a small Southern Bald Eagle on a chain for their Birds of Prey show. Pissed me off to no end.
     
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    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

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    That is sad. When I lived in Wa State I had a nesting pair in our trees.
     
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    Who ever did that needs to be strung up:upeyes:
     
  6. JLB768

    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    The symbol of America, and they just shoot it.
     
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    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    I agree Mark.
     
  8. Arc Angel

    Arc Angel Deus Vult!

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    There are actually quite a few American Bald Eagles in and around northeastern Pennsylvania. I got my first real good, up close and personal look at one of these birds about 7 years ago. We were walking on a trail in Tobyhanna State Park; as we crested a hill there was a beaver hut just out in the water in front of us.

    Our Dachshund barked; I looked; and there it was! A large magnificent Bald Eagle with a bright white head! My Dachshund wouldn't keep quiet; and the eagle slowly lofted himself into the air, spread his 3 foot wide wings, and gently sailed off across the marsh. For a fellow who was in The Audubon Society for more than 10 years, and never seen an Eagle before, that was quite a thrill.

    Did you ever see the, 'Married With Children' show about the Bundy's trip to Florida where they met, 'the man who knew Andy Griffith'? Well, I once spent two days birding with none other than Roger Tory Peterson! He was one of the nicest people I've ever met - A real gentleman with beautiful social manners! We've, probably, got a large wild bird feeder in the backyard today because of him! :supergrin:
     
  9. packin23

    packin23 Welcome Wagon

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    There's no way whoever shot it could have mistaken a bird that large for anything other than what it is.

    Those birds are amazing. A buddy and I were on lake Marion fishin' and three bald eagles were flying around over us making all sorts of noise. Two of the birds kept flying real fast at each other with their talons exposed and then break away. This went on for a good 20 or 30 minutes until at about 100 ft or so above the lake they actually locked talons with each other. Now I had seen this on the discovery channel and thought this type of behavior happened only in Alaska. Anyhow, when they locked up they started to fall with their wings fully extended out spinning in circles. They fell all the way until about 10 ft from the surface of the lake where they broke loose and one flew away with the other eagle that wasn't involved in the dogfight.

    All of this happened no more than 50 ft from where we were spec fishin'. We both couldn't believe that we had actually witnessed that behavior so close to us. They didn't seem to care that we were there. We caught a lot of fish and saw a helluva cool show in the sky. Why anyone would want to shoot a beautiful bird like that is beyond me.
     
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    They are a protected species, I believe by federal law.
     
  11. Baba Louie

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    Yet another excellent and valid reason for anti-gunners to point to in their effort to deny ownership of arms to citizens. Moronic behavior on so many levels. (both the idiot that shot Raptor and the antis who generalize)

    I've been blessed to see Baldies in Missouri (Truman Reservoir), Kansas (Tuttle Creek Reservoir), Colorado, Utah and Nevada. I have watched them fish and fight and soar out of sight above me. Often thought, if reincarnation is an option (I'd probably end up a starling or hummingbird, but the thought is there)

    These people are wonderful in what they do for injured Raptors.
    http://www.rmrp.org/
     
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    Come on up to North Idaho, we have platoons of Bald Eagles here. One morning I took my pontoon boat up to the river and was anchored out under a bridge having some coffee, waiting for the river to wake up, when WHAM, a bald eagle slammed into the water in front of me, pulled out a cutthroat trout and flew right past me, looking at me as if to say "that's how it's done, son." Coolest moment ever.
     
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    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Lots of them in MN.
    Not surprised by this. Idiots abound.
    I made a career out of processing then. Nothing unique about idiots, much less than a dime a dozen.

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    JLB768 Old & Grumpy Lifetime Member

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    Well, the only season in at the moment, is deer, and I've never seen a bird with antlers. It was no mistake...
     
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    I believe various Indian tribes are allowed to harvest them limited quota. HH
     
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    Yeah, I'm not really surprised either, just makes me sick. Both times that I saw one, I was really stunned at what I was seeing, and it took a second to sink in.
     
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    If whoever did it is caught they stand a very good chance of learning a thing or three

    about the federal justice system.
     
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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Getting ready for another extravagent White House dinner?:dunno:
     
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    Every year our whole (extended) family rent a resort and spend time in the North Woods.

    The highlight of the trip is watching the Eagles and the new babys.

    This is reprehensible and disgusting to do to the symbol of our country's spirit.