Stab It With A Dinglehopper! Seagull Goes After Eagle In Alaska

Stab It With A Dinglehopper! Seagull Goes After Eagle In Alaska

11:03am Jul 16, 2015

Seagulls don't get a lot of respect; they seem to be all screeching and scavenging for food. But at least one sea gull showed the guts of a hero recently.

Photographer David Canales caught what he called this "epic aerial battle" while kayaking in Alaska: A bald eagle, one seagull trapped in its talons, under ferocious assault from another gull.

Unfortunately, for all its fellow seagull's daring, the eagle's snack did not appear to escape.

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Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. Seagulls don't get a lot of respect as they screech and scavenge for food. Now, though, a hero has come on the scene - a high-flying seagull who dared to attack a bald eagle who was carrying off a fellow gull in his talons. A photographer in Alaska caught what he called an epic aerial battle. It was put online by the Department of Interior. Sadly, the eagle flew away with its prey, but the brave bird has given seagulls something to be proud of. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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