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01/29/2007: "Deer head anyone?"

So this is why my computer went out yesterday! From today's Juneau Empire:

About 10,000 Juneau residents lost power Sunday after a bald eagle lugging a deer head crashed into an Alaska Electric Light & Power transmission system in Lemon Creek.

"You have to live in Alaska to have this kind of outage scenario," said Gayle Wood, an AEL&P spokeswoman. "This is the story of the overly ambitious eagle who evidently found a deer head in the landfill."

The meal was apparently too heavy. The eagle failed to clear transmission lines as it flew from the landfill toward the Lemon Creek Operation Center, she said.

The landfill has a program in place to discourage eagles, ravens and other birds from feeding, she said. But this eagle "got a hold of a little bit more than he could handle."

"This would have been a major score," Wood said. "That eagle would have been the king eagle of the Lemon Creek group."

Replies: 7 Comments

on Monday, January 29th, marja-leena said

Wow! A news story worthy of NATURE compared to windstorms and falling trees! We'll excuse your silence this time, Elise :D

on Tuesday, January 30th, willow said

That's quite a unique "take-out" service you have there!

Once I was driving along the Beach Road here, and all of a sudden a fish fell from the sky and bounced off the hood of my car and onto the road. I looked in my rear-view mirror, and an osprey had come back around to reclaim his dinner!

on Wednesday, January 31st, chin said

I'm come from taiwan,
my english is very poor,so hope you know what I say :P!

I was search Cillian Murphy to find your artistry,I'm very like !!
benedicite and carry on :D

on Thursday, February 1st, Kasia said

:laugh:Bravo for the eagle!

on Thursday, February 1st, Elise said

Hi guys, yes...bravo for the eagle...however, the eagle did get fried.

And Chin, did you find the cillian murphy artwork I did?

on Friday, February 2nd, Daniel North said

You've gone AWOL. Well not really, but...

on Saturday, February 3rd, Elise said

Hi Daniel! I have gone AWOL, though not really, but...

I did "talk" a lot about art this weekend, or, I'm starting to talk about what I want to do for my next show and it's getting me excited, ideas swimming in my head...that's the part I can't force so I'm feeling very optomistic.

Stay tuned...(don't give up on me yet!)