Bloke discovers dead eagle with tracking device, turns out it travelled everywhere
F**ken eagles are majestic bloody beasts. While the lion rules the land as the king of the jungle, we’re pretty bloody certain that eagles are the kings of the sky. They’re big apex predators and they’re instantly recognisable for what they are. On top of that, there are at least a few countries that have been like, ‘These birds are so rad, we’re gonna make them our national animal!’ That’s not a surprise, either. They love to travel – just as this map shows you…
Despite the fact that it’s never the eagle who’s taken away in an ambulance after an avian sky-fight, a young Saudi Arabian bloke named Fahd Qash found a cactus one while he was out on a walk around his neighbourhood swamp. It’s not exactly clear what killed it, but we’re bloody lucky Fahd found it in time. Too much longer, and it might have been swallowed by the swamp and never seen again.
Anyway, young Fahd noticed that the bloody eagle was rocking a tracking device. Deadset, some cheeky bugger was using this eagle as part of a research project. Being a good lad, Fahd contacted the owner.
It turns out that the tracking device – which was fitted in Kazakhstan – was part of an epic bloody project aimed at discovering just how far eagles travel in a year and where they go. We’ve known for a while that these legendary birds get around a bit, but this one was all about the specifics.
The data on the device showed that eagles travel everywhere from Sudan to Kazakhstan and from Georgia to Afghanistan. That’s a lot of flying. What was most interesting about this, though, was that the eagles had all avoided the open sea.
Deadset, it’s like they know there’s bloody sharks in there or something. Despite that, people still had a bloody good time trying to figure out why…
Final thought: It’s obviously a bit sad that this eagle f**ken carked it while participating in such an awesome study, but you have to admit that it’s probably seen some bloody sights. Talk about a legendary traveller. Also, how good’s bloody Fahd for doing the right thing and getting the tracking device back to its owner. Good on ya, Fahd. You’re a top bloke.
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H/T: BORED PANDA.