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Eagles: Majestic, symbolic thieves

“Ben Franklin thought eagles were nothing but vile thieves and therefore unworthy to be the national symbol. Ole Ben said, “For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly. You may have seen him perched on some dead Tree near the River, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the Labour of the Fishing Hawk; and when that diligent Bird has at length taken a Fish, and is bearing it to his Nest for the Support of his Mate and young Ones, the Bald Eagle pursues him and takes it from him.”

“I was able to witness a bald eagle in his thievery once, and it was one of the most amazing sights I have ever seen in over 40 years of outdoors adventures. I was paddling up the Isabella River in the BWCAW with a group of gents when we rounded a bend and saw a sea gull eating a fish on a rock.”
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