- Associated Press - Monday, March 3, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon state wildlife biologist says the two bald eagles that found themselves tangled together for several hours in a Portland tree appeared to be males involved in a clash over territory.

KGW-TV reports (https://is.gd/OLf5So ) the eagles managed to pull their tangled talons apart Monday afternoon and fly away just as officials from the Audubon Society and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife arrived to help. The eagles got a little extra motivation as a truck with a bucket lift approached their tree.

Neighbors who had gathered to watch cheered as they flew off.

At least one of the birds appeared injured. However, state biologist Susan Barnes says the birds are resilient and the injured one probably will recover in the wild.

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Information from: KGW-TV, https://www.kgw.com/


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