Mar 7 2014
In case you didn’t know it, the Hays section of Pittsburgh has some bald eagles. They are now visible on the kdka.com/eagle-cam 24-hours per day. So it’s kind of like an aviary version of Jersey Shore.
Well, the other night, the Eagles-in-Hays version of the ”Pauly D tries to steal some panties from Snookie’s undie drawer” happened. A local raccoon (at least we think he was local but that’s not confirmed) tried to steal the recently laid bald-eagle eggs from the nest. And the reaction was pretty close to a Snookie-on-crack-what-are-you-doing-in-my-room kind of thing from mama eagle.
Here’s part of the story from KDKA-TV”
But at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday, she was asleep on the eggs while protecting them from the cold when — as a night-vision camera shows — her peaceful duty was jarringly interrupted.
Awakened, she turns her head realizing something’s approaching — just before this — a predatory raccoon lunges into the nest and sets upon the three eggs trying to ferret one away.
For a moment the mother eagle jumps back, but then begins flailing her seven-foot wing spread before thrusting out her sharp talons, and in seconds she scares the raccoon away.
Though she can’t be heard, she continues making a loud clamor during his retreat.
Full Story HERE.
Here’s the video:
It’s an awesome thing to watch nature but like this but, it’s even MORE awesome when it’s a Pittsburgh eagle and she’s gettin’ all “You best get away from my eggs…if you want eggs, take your big ol’ ass down to the Eat’n Park Buffet. Cause if you take one thing from this nest, I’m gonna make this like I’m a 6-hour-tailgating-Steelers-fan on a Sunday night game, and you’re a Ravens fan that walked by me and said, Franco Harris ain’t no Terrell Suggs, Ya Jagoff!“