February 03, 2011
Posted by Ellen at February 03, 2011 09:57 PM
As the Northeast Regional 111 train chugged south about 8:30 a.m., an engineer spotted the majestic bird and blasted his horn. At first, the eagle didn't budge, Koppie said. Then it slowly took off - too late. The train arrived at Washington Union Station two hours later with the bird stuck to the locomotive, like an emblem.
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No matter what we use them to symbolize, they're still wild animals, and still subject to natural selection. The remaining bald eagles will be stronger for the loss of the one too dim to realize he can't win a game of chicken against 200 tons of steel.