Bald Eagle Dies In Line of Duty Being Perfect Metaphor For Our Awful Country
A bald eagle was killed by a train Thursday morning while enjoying breakfast on a stretch of tracks near Abderdeen, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Craig Koppie, an eagle coordinator with the federal agency, said the rare encounter happened in a flash. The bird was eating a deer carcass about 8:30 a.m. as an Amtrak train headed to Washington approached. An engineer spotted the bird and blasted his horn, but the eagle took off too slowly and was hit.
Ah, the once-proud bald eagle is now subsisting on the past and is too fat and old to avoid getting run over by foreign Progress.
Or something like that. Anyway, most birds are assholes. And also they seem like they align themselves with the Teabaggers. [Baltimore Sun via Wonkette operative "Josh Fruhlinger"]