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((OOC: DID SOMEONE SAY EAGLES?!?!?!?! Here’s Rowena Ravenclaw with her white tailed eagle that may or may not be magical and golden and slightly inspired by marahute *cough cough* I have a thing for witches with affinities for birds. Birds to do bidding, birds to be friends with, birds that nip your fingers lovingly, birds that are completely terrified of your newest sleeping death potion. Caw caw mother cluckers))

France is training eagles to destroy terrorists’ drones because it’s 2017 and shit’s weird

  • The Washington Post reported that four eagles have been training since they were chicks to tackle drones out of the sky amid French concerns over airborne terrorist attacks.
  • According to the Agence France-Presse, drones that flew over the French presidential palace and a restricted military site in 2015 sparked talk among military officials over how to combat similar attacks in the future.
  • But bullets can bring down more than drones when deployed in the midst of a large crowd, which prompted officials to seek out a more creative solution. Eagles. Read more (2/22/17 8:10 AM)

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Today we’re celebrating our national bird, the bald eagle, for American Eagle Day. On June 20, 1782, the bald eagle was placed at the center of the Great Seal of the United States and remains a symbol of our proud country. After a dramatic recovery, bald eagles are found in every state but Hawaii, soaring high and inspiring the nation. Photo from the Gulkana Wild and Scenic River in Alaska by Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands).