*I guess you’d have to speak bark to know exactly why an 8 lb Bichon Frise dog that was snatched up and flown away by a big ole eagle is alive today. “Zoey” had been playing on the banks of the Lehigh River in Pennsylvania, when an eagle swooped down, snatched her little body up, and flew away with it. Felipe Rodriguez — who was visiting his sister, the dog’s owner, at the time — saw the frightening sight from the window and thought he had just witnessed a scene from a movie.
“It seemed like something from the ‘Wizard of Oz,'” he told the Associated Press on Wednesday. “I’m a city boy. This doesn’t happen in my world.”
The eagle snatched the little white dog, flapped its heavy wings and flew over the trees.
Wow! You don’t even have to be watching to envision the scary sight.
As unbelievable as such an act might sound, apparently its not the first time it has happened; at least not according to biologist Laurie Goodrich, who works at nearby Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, a ridgetop preserve that annually records tens of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles and falcons. Continue reading