You can catch a live stream of pretty much anything on the internet these days, even American bald eagles going about their day.
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Thousands were watching a live stream this week in which a pair of eagles were feeding their young – so far so good.
However, viewers were left horrified after bald momma eagle showed up with a lifeless cat in her talons and dumped the corpse in the middle of the nest. Suddenly, bald eagle live stream didn’t seem so fun anymore.
The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania spoke out about the outcry:
We’ve received a number of questions about the Hays Bald Eagles bringing a cat into the nest yesterday. It’s true that they brought in a cat and it’s also true that they fed it to the eaglets. After reviewing the footage, we believe that the cat was dead when brought to the nest. While many may cringe at this, the eagles bring squirrels, rabbits, fish (and other animals) into the nest to eat multiple times each day. To people, the cat represents a pet but to the eagles and to other raptors, the cat is a way to sustain the eaglets and help them to grow. At Audubon, we encourage people to keep cats indoors for many reasons – primarily because cats themselves eat many, many songbirds. While seeing a cat in the nest was difficult for many, we’re hopeful that people will understand that this is a part of nature, and nature isn’t always kind or pretty.
You have to love this part of the Audubon Society’s statement:
At Audubon, we encourage people to keep cats indoors for many reasons – primarily because cats themselves eat many, many songbirds.
Basically saying, “Sorry you had to watch a bunch of eagles feast on a dead cat BUT remember cats eat birds all the time so this is just revenge. Deal with it.”
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