Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Eagle with Deer Head Cuts Power

The Juneau Empire reported Monday about an ambitious eagle whose plans went south.

About 10,000 Juneau residents lost power Sunday after a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into an Alaska Electric Light & Power transmission system in Lemon Creek.

Now, that's something you don't hear about every day.

"You have to live in Alaska to have this kind of outage scenario," said Gayle Wood, an AEL&P spokeswoman. "This is the story of the overly ambitious eagle who evidently found a deer head in the landfill."

The meal was apparently too heavy. The eagle failed to clear transmission lines as it flew from the landfill toward the Lemon Creek Operation Center, she said. When a repair crew arrived, they found the eagle carcass with the deer head nearby.

It's so sad when such a bold bald eagle meets its end because of its audacity. That sort of daring should be rewarded.

But at least he went in a burst of glory.

1 comment:

Christina said...

"But at least he went in a burst of glory."

Yes, he most certainly did.

The question is, was the eagle planning on mounting the deer head on one of his nest "walls" as a trophy?