Bald Eagle Stops in St. Michael for Some Dinner

A St. Michael Patch user grabbed some amazing video this week near the high school.

An American Bald Eagle (St. Michael Patch file photo)
An American Bald Eagle (St. Michael Patch file photo)
Patch user Jeff Grotte zipped us a video he captured near the St. Michael-Albertville High School this week after he spotted a bald eagle in a field nearby. 

Grotte caught the eagle grabbing some dinner, enjoying a course of raccoon. 

While it's not exceedingly rare to see an American Bald Eagle in the St. Michael (MN) area any longer–the birds nest along the Crow River–it is rare, experts say, to witness one in the open and eating. 

Thanks, Jeff!

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STMA Parent October 25, 2013 at 03:03 PM
I saw him too. He was close to the road and didn't seem to mind the cars that were driving by or stopped on the side watching him.
Mari Wilbur Peloquin October 26, 2013 at 12:53 PM
Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this!
Jackie October 28, 2013 at 02:50 PM
It sure was,nt fun for the baby raccoon.
Patrick Crowley October 28, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Benjamin Franklin wanted the Turkey to be the national bird because Bald Eagles were white-headed vultures. In Example: This Video Clip.
John Smith October 28, 2013 at 05:19 PM
If it was a Vulture he would be a Democrat.
Jimmy Johns October 29, 2013 at 09:23 AM
Awesome!! Thanks for sharing!
Deep Throat October 29, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Wow, I could't wait to wake up this morning to see that. What's next a herd of flies feasting on a pile of buffalo dung?
Alan Tueski October 29, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Having dealt with Raccoons all my life, I have to say that the unzoomed video does not look like any I have seen in the United States.
Robert Johnson October 29, 2013 at 07:34 PM
Big deal, this is just the predator prey cycle.
Jean Hayes October 30, 2013 at 01:56 PM
Wonder why they call them bald eagles, thats such an unattrative name for such a beautiful bird.


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