Two eagles, fighting in midair, lock talons but were unable to disengage before crashing to the ground Sunday at Duluth International Airport.
“Apparently, mature eagles will sometimes fight over territories,” Randy Hanzal, a Minnesota conservation officer, told GrindTV in an email. “They will do battle in the air, crashing into each other and grabbing an intruding eagle with their talons.
“Usually, they will let go of each other before hitting the ground, but in this case, they had the talons so deeply imbedded in each other they may have been unable to let go.”
Luckily, both eagles are expected to recover (of course they are, this is a happy blog 🙂 ). You can read more of their adventure here at GrindTV.com