Humane Society steps in to free angry birds

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Workers at the Coulee Region Humane Society have rescued two male eagles entangled in a turf war.

Humane Society supervisor Kathy KasaKaitas says the raptors are territorial and one had apparently invaded the other's air space. KasaKaitas and animal control officer Lucas Brennan became referees in the eagles' fight in an Onalaska neighborhood Tuesday. The eagles began scuffling in the air, then landed together on the ground.

KasaKaitas and Brennan had the dicey task of separating the birds' entangled talons without getting themselves hurt. Unable to get a gloved hand between the birds, the two used a screwdriver to pry the claws apart.

One of the birds reportedly suffered some minor injuries. Both were taken to headquarters where they munched on mice and were released Wednesday.


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