The bald eagle fights on the street

AmericaPolice in Plymouth, Minnesota, had to rescue two bald eagles stuck on the road during a fierce battle for territory on the afternoon of November 3.

The bald eagle fights on the street

Fortunately, the pair of eagles were not seriously injured after the accident. Video: CBS

Locals saw two eagles fighting in the middle of a city intersection and called the police. Officer Mitch Martinson was dispatched to separate the two eagles while a crowd of passersby gathered around. Thanks to the support from the police, the two eagles were finally able to separate and fly away.

Martinson was directing traffic outside a high school when he received a call about two birds. Not sure how to handle the situation, he decided to contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the Birds of Prey Center at the University of Minnesota. Experts say the bald eagle is more likely to be competing for territory.

Martinson remembers seeing on Animal Planet how to cover a bird’s eyes to calm it down. He tried this with the help of a local resident and the birds finally got out of the situation. The two bald eagles appear to be unscathed from the battle. But according to the Center for Birds of Prey, such fights can cause serious injury and even death.

The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) is the emblematic animal of the United States, appearing on the National Coat of Arms. This large bird of prey can grow to over a meter in length and weigh 3 – 6.3 kg, with a wingspan of 1.8 – 2.3 m. They often build very large nests in trees. The largest nest ever recorded was up to 4 m deep, 2.5 m wide and weighed one ton.

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