25 Jun '11, 4pm

'Flying Deer' Knocks Out Montana Power Line (Maybe)

The amazing feat here may be how much a bald eagle can lift, rather than the ability of a deer to fly. Sorry Santa. As highlighted by Field & Stream , the usual animal culprits (victims?) of power line outages are birds and squirrels, maybe a cat. In this case, a huge bald eagle apparently grabbed a fawn, as prey, then dropped it on the line. The eagle was unable to retrieve the fawn from the line. Lucky for the eagle. Unlucky for the fawn. Photo by Waldo Jaquith According to KECI TV in Montana , the power went out around 9 a.m., and a resident, Lee Bridges, was out taking pictures of an eagle perched in a tree. That's when a Northwestern Energy worker showed up, and spotted the dead fawn, hanging from a wire. The "eagle dropped its prey" theory comes from the resident/photographer. The energy lineman said he'd never seen anything like it. Have you? Yahoo News has a bit mo...

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