Animals: Kings in Carrion

The bald eagle is handsome, majestic, tremendously powerful. An individualist, it is rarely seen in the company of more than one of its kind. These attributes make U. S. citizens unversed in Nature proud to acknowledge the bald eagle as their national bird and emblem. Shocking to patriots are the facts that their bird is a bully, thief, coward, eater of carrion. It is so lazy that rather than hunt its own food it prefers to steal the prey of smaller birds. Better yet it likes to avoid all effort by finding its meal...

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