Bald Eagle Follows Rules of the Road in Casco, Maine, While Flying With Prey
It's the definition of the circle of life -- predator tracks prey, predator hunts prey, predator catches prey, predator eats prey.
But, honestly, this exact incident may be one of the most respectful predators that has ever captured and flown with its prey.
Bald Eagles in Maine
Although we've been primarily brought up and educated in New England that during the cold winter months in the area, most birds fly south to bask in the sunshine and warm temperatures, eagles don't always fall into that category.
According to the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, many bald eagles stay in Vacationland throughout the winter.
And even though bald eagles seem to be spotted more in the White Mountain areas of New Hampshire, according to the National Park Service, eagles thrive not only along the coast of Maine in general but also specifically in the Acadia National Park area.
Eagle Spotted in Casco, Maine
Although Casco, Maine, is roughly an hour or so from Coastal Maine and a few hours away from Acadia (where, again, the National Park Service says eagles are primarily found throughout Vacationland,) a bald eagle was recently spotted in the town looking for (and finding) its lunch or late-day snack.
Based on the video shot by Kara Morrison and published to Instagram by WGME, the eagle was not only successful in snagging its snack (since it looks like either a rabbit or a squirrel is trapped in its talons while it flies), but this particular eagle made sure to follow Maine driving laws and fly on the right side of the road.
How does this eagle do better at not crossing the yellows into oncoming traffic than actual human drivers?