Offbeat This Rogue Bald Eagle Swooped Onto a Mariners Pitcher Before a Baseball Game

16:12  06 april  2018
16:12  06 april  2018 Source:   Time

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This Rogue Bald Eagle Swooped Onto a Mariners Pitcher Before a Baseball Game . At the Minneapolis Twins’ home opener against the Seattle Mariners , however, a confused – or rebellious – bald eagle flew onto Mariners pitcher James Paxton.

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Somehow, Paxton looked unconcerned by the invasion of his field space, and nimbly shirked the bird’s advances to stand on his shoulder and back. © YouTube Somehow, Paxton looked unconcerned by the invasion of his field space, and nimbly shirked the bird’s advances to stand on his shoulder and back. Even if you don’t know much about baseball, you probably know a bald eagle swooping onto the diamond and landing on a player is not, say, common.

At the Minneapolis Twins’ home opener against the Seattle Mariners, however, a confused – or rebellious – bald eagle flew onto Mariners pitcher James Paxton.

Somehow, Paxton looked unconcerned by the invasion of his field space, and nimbly shirked the bird’s advances to stand on his shoulder and back.

a man holding a bird: The handler eventually got hold of the eagle   © YouTube The handler eventually got hold of the eagle   According to the Seattle Times, the bald eagle was meant to fly across the stadium as part of the opening ceremony, where his handler was presumably waiting. As you can see, that’s not what the bird decided to do.

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One Star Tribute reporter described the spectacle on Twitter, saying the bald eagle “went haywire and landed on James Paxton’s shoulder! Handler had to rush out to retrieve it!”

Maybe the little guy was just looking for some of those Cracker Jacks everyone’s always singing about; maybe he was trying to show a Canadian how majestic America’s national bird could be. Or, maybe, he was mislead by a commercial featuring James Paxton with a nest in his baseball hat.

Whatever the bird’s motive, the interaction definitely made for an eventful opening ceremony. You can see the handler rushing out to collect the rogue eagle below.

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