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Bald eagle briefly annoyed on return to handler

Original post made on Feb 25, 2013

==B Updated and expanded story:== A large bald eagle from the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo, which had been visiting the Menlo Park area since Saturday, returned to its handler at around 6 p.m. Monday in a churchyard in the Friendly Acres area of Redwood City, said John Aikin, the executive director of the zoo, on Monday night.

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Posted by Julie
a resident of Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
on Feb 25, 2013 at 8:17 pm

I saw her fly northbound above my back yard at 3:15 PM. Clearly a mature bald eagle, white head and all. What a treat for us!

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Posted by Michael G. Stogner
a resident of another community
on Feb 25, 2013 at 11:26 pm

Great story I saw on evening news bird is back with handler. Found in Redwood City, Great ending.

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Posted by Chic choc
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Feb 25, 2013 at 11:37 pm

Pretty sure I saw the eagle at Felt Lake around 6pm, harassing some other birds in the lake.

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Posted by Sybille
a resident of Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
on Feb 27, 2013 at 9:35 am

This animal is fortunate to have the best of both worlds: good care due to being partially disabled and still frequent freedom to fly and soar. The only way to keep an animal in captivity, as I see it! Good work, great article.