“My great-grandeagle didn’t fly over the Pacific in World War II just to see the Japanese come here and hawk their darn pick-up trucks in ‘Murrica.”
Eagle convocation, attack this Nissan hardbody!
photo credit: Tim Moyer, via KUCB
Okay, so the story isn’t as jingoistic as that eagle yarn. Here’s what really happened in the Alaska Safeway parking lot, via KUCB:
[Public Safety Director Jamie] Sunderland says the eagles were feasting on garbage bags of fish product in the bed of a pickup truck. Public Safety contacted the truck owner:
Sunderland: “Who confirmed they did have a bunch of fillets in the car, and they were trying to get rid of it, but there were so many eagles that they were, I think, somewhat alarmed to go near the vehicle, because it was just being swarmed by eagles.”
Eventually Officer Mike Simms cruised by, flicked on his sirens and the Eagle Party dissipated. Cops, always breaking up the cool parties.
Here’s some equally amusing video from Tim Moyer: