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Twitter used Dan Goff thought he was recording footage of an injured bald eagle on the St. Croix river last week.
The eagle was just floating there in the water, only flapping its wings occasionally, so we don’t blame Dan for assuming it was injured.
On closer inspection, though, they noticed that the big bird had an even bigger fish firmly grasped in its talons. The occasional wing flaps? Just the eagle trying to get to shore.
Check it out:
— Dan Goff (@dgoff17) August 15, 2019
At first, Dan and his wife assumed the fish had a walleye. Only when the eagle made it to shore did they realize it was a live muskie. And a decently sized one at that.
The muskie tried to escape back into the water, but the eagle made it this far—and wasn’t about to let his feast go.
Quite the feat. It’s a good reminder of just how powerful bald eagles are.