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Jun 28, 2007

OK, who's doing PR for the Bald Eagles these days?

Because, OBVY, the day the Bald Eagle got taken off the Endangered Species list should have been on JULY 4!



Regahdless, Mr. Bald Eagle, Sir, we offer you (and your impressive nostrils) a plate of varmints as thanks.

Photo by the incredible Greg Downing.

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Oh wow, how did the photographer get close enough to Mr. B Eagle to take this photo? Talk about eagle eye! If he looked at me like this, I would be offering him a plate of varmints on a 10 foot pole.

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 10:31 PM

woohoo! =D

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 10:31 PM

Ne peck pas, Monsieur Éagle! [hides in corner]

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 10:38 PM

Excellent point, Meg

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 10:42 PM

his eyes are really intense.
i wish i could get eyes that color

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:14 PM

Very good point Meg! This is why you are zee successful business owner, and I am not. LOL!

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:18 PM

I'm happy that the eagle populations are doing better these days, but I think the plate of varmints would probably be more cuddly than Mr. Eagle here. I know an eagle has got to eat, but my sympathies are with the varmints.

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:23 PM

I would rather offer this beauty a platter of the finest Alaskan salmon he/she desevers an break from varmints...

but then again thats the Eskimo talking in me

leah b.
 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:41 PM

There was a poster like this once--It read "I *am* smiling!" I ROFL'ed
Noble animal, truly (points to username)

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:42 PM

This is probably an eagle from a captive breeding program, who's used to having humans around, possibly doing raptor shows at schools and zoos.

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:43 PM

cute underload for me, sorry. :-P

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:46 PM

Eagles are SOOO amazing!! I'm lucky enough to live where they are pretty plentiful and I get to see them fairly regularly, especially in the spring. The first time I saw one soaring overhead I cried. And even though it has been 13 years I still feel so lucky when I see one. Sometimes I even see them perched in trees near my own backyard! WOW, just WOW!!!

Martha in Washington
 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:49 PM

How gorgeous. That gaze could shatter glass.

Yubi Shines
 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:52 PM

We've had beagles and eagles this week. To celebrate, I will disappear into the CO kitchen and stir up some treacle puddin.

 |  Jun 28, 2007 at 11:55 PM

Whoever does the writing here has the most annoying sense of humor on the internet.

Cut it out.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 12:03 AM

Is that a hint of a smile I see???

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 12:22 AM

Cue Sam the Eagle from the Muppet Show!

He would be proud!

And I'm doin' the happy dance for the eagles! Now if only we can get these stupid "reality" shows to become endangered...or even better....EXTINCT....MUWHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

Sorry, folx! Couldn't resist! Go, Eagles!

Juniper Jupiter
 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 12:46 AM

Lol. Did you just get here or something? If it's annoying you, no one's making you stay. Don't let the door hit you :)

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 01:19 AM

Bald Eagles are a fishing eagle. Furry creatures are not part of their diet. The German word for eagle by the way is adler.-Woods Walker

Woods Walker
 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 01:29 AM

eagles are awesome, so get rid of that frown!


 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 01:30 AM

Not exasctly cute but certainly magnificent.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 01:38 AM

I can spell - I just wasn't paying attention!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 01:39 AM

really beautiful yellow and white and ..... impressive nostrils

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 01:46 AM

It may be "cute underload" for some but can you say "BREATHTAKINGLY MAGNIFICENT" !!!!


 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 03:49 AM

Wow. It's easy to see why many Native American peoples considered them the holiest of all creatures...

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 04:27 AM

i believe i see some redonk cute goin' on at the end of that beak....little hairies comin' off it!!

eyes=laserbeam intense
beak=cute fuzzywuzzies


 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 05:15 AM

stephen colbert will be so happy!

[I was thinking that too... WHEN is he going to cave, and get Meg on the show? - Ed.]

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 05:19 AM

I always think Eagles look like they are watching out for us. (With their eagle eye) Of course they're really just lookin' for some food I'm sure ;-) - but they are still magnificent creatures!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 05:27 AM

Stunning and noble. Just a beautiful sight.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 05:56 AM

They never fail to impress me; regal and magnificent, and long may they fly.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:16 AM

Congratulations Mr. Eagle on your recovery!! You are one lervely birdie. Keep up the good work!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:16 AM

This guy at my work got Lasik and now we call him eagle eye. But baldy still beats him I bet.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:27 AM

when the zoo i work at took our bald eagle "Lady" into out of the exhibit for her retirement, i realized it was the same day bald eagles were removed from the endangered list!
i was happy they weren't endangered at first, but really i think they should have remained protected... why not??

michelle w.
 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:31 AM

WOW! Awesome closeup. I Salute You Sir.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:32 AM

Hey, It's my school's mascot.

only prettifuller. Not some guy in a suit.


 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:46 AM

Spectacular and amazing bird. I've only ever seen one in the wild, but hope to see more.

Martha in Washington: You are lucky!

Just wish they'd leave them protected. Makes me a bit nervous that they're not.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:54 AM

does this mean they can be hunted?
or are they still protected, just not endangered. does anyone know?

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 06:56 AM

I love the internets! I googled eagles protected and came up with this...BALD EAGLE PROTECTION ACT
16 U.S.C. §§ 668-668d, June 8, 1940, as amended 1959, 1962, 1972, and 1978.
Overview. The Act prohibits the taking or possession of and commerce in bald and golden eagles, with limited exceptions. But wait there's more!... The bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus), our national bird, is the only eagle unique to North America. The bald eagle's scientific name signifies a sea (halo) eagle (aeetos) with a white (leukos) head. At one time, the word "bald" meant "white," not hairless. Bald eagles are found over most of North America, from Alaska and Canada to northern Mexico. About half of the world's 70,000 bald eagles live in Alaska!! Know you know!!!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 07:00 AM

If they announced on July 4, they would be competing for media coverage with the iphone. Can't have that!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 07:20 AM

great news for our eagle friends, i heard it last night on the news!

I have seen a rescued bald eagle up close at this place:


I'm giving them a plug becuase I fell strongly about what they do there!

The eagle they had (or have, not sure if he's still there) was from the alaskan oil spill and have to have a wing amputated. he looked pissed off...who could blame him?

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 07:25 AM

Ha! Bald eagles have the most wicked yeemage.

Graet pic!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:02 AM

He wants to eat my face!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:28 AM

I think that's more of a Cute Overlord than overload. Noble, yet a bit terrifying.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:30 AM

FYI it is, to my understanding a federal crime, punishable by long jail time, to harm a bald eagle.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:31 AM

Bald eagles, raptors and migratory birds are protected by other laws.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:34 AM

I love that there is a Floofalarious Chicken and a Starezilla Eagle posted side by side!

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:35 AM

*guards the "pocket pets" section* No one's getting near THESE vermints! :O

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:36 AM

The eagle is still protected! I hope, but wouldn't that be just like us, to take them off the endangered list and then have to put them back on?

He's beautiful.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:39 AM

We have Bald Eagles here too. Right out my office window, and around home. Went to a bird rescue/rehab center last week where there was one being regally and royally spoiled rotten.

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:41 AM

first of all, HI OTHER ME!

we are blair, and we are taking over

and second, would you get a load of the can-opener slash carpet knife on that clucker!

i don't want to be around when the "playful biting" phase of an eaglet's puppyhood shows up

 |  Jun 29, 2007 at 08:45 AM

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