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People report sightings of escaped bald eagle

3 years 3 months 3 weeks ago July 04, 2013 Jul 4, 2013 Thursday, July 04 2013 July 04, 2013 9:37 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz, Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE- People are keeping a close eye on the sky, trying to spot an escaped bald eagle.

The eagle got free Wednesday, when zoo keepers startled it and it was able to fly out of its cage.

Into the second day of its freedom, people began to spot what is believed to be the free eagle.

It "flew across my truck and scare the hell out of me," said Stanley Harris. Harris lives near the zoo and said he saw a large bird flying around Thursday.

"He got some long claws on him like he's been at the zoo," Harris said. "He's white in the face... He's big," Harris added.

The eagle's handlers at the zoo were shocked the bird could fly Wednesday. They suggest people report sightings of the bird and ask for people not to try and catch it.

A "be on the lookout" has been issued to area police departments for the loose eagle.
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