Hays bald eagles defend eggs from raccoon intruders – CBS Pittsburgh

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The Hays bald eagles defended their nest on Thursday morning from a curious but unwanted visitor.

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Shortly after 7 a.m., a raccoon mounted and tried to get into the nest perched in a tree in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood.

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The male eagle jumped into action, flapping its wings, and chasing the raccoon away. In order not to be outdone, the eagle also flapped her wings a few times.

The nest was recently attacked by a sinister visitor, with a great horned owl knocking an eagle out of the nest twice in the past few weeks.

The eagles are currently incubating three eggs, and experts said they should hatch soon.

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