Young Eagle Sees Dog As Prey

Dog eagle A Jack Russell Terrier recently had a run-in with a young bald eagle and, it seems, got the worst of the encounter. reports:

Trubee and Jurchison (dog’s owners) suspect the eaglet spotted Moby as a potential meal and tried to fly off with him. They reason that Moby, who is mostly white, was a visible target against the green grass. Perhaps the eaglet didn’t realize just how heavy the dog was. ‘Who would have thought a raptor would swoop down and try to take your dog?’ Trubee said. Moby suffered puncture wounds all over his body, which are now healing with the help of an antibiotic and painkillers from the veterinarian.

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Published: July 10, 2009