Eagle Snags Camera And Soars Away With It
Occurred on May 31, 2019 / Skidegate, Haida Gwaii, Canada
Info from Licensor: "I was feeding the eagles some salmon and halibut remains on a remote Haida Gwaii beach. Shortly after, an eagle stole my GoPro. Six weeks later, a family walking the beach found my camera and was able to return it to me with this amazing footage on it!"
After a day of angling, a generous fisherman on a Haida Gwaii beach on the northern Pacific coast of Canada decided to share a bit of the wealth by feeding the local bald eagles. Instead of joining in on the feast, one cheeky bugger decided that the human’s GoPro was much more interesting and took off with it while everyone else was unaware. The great raptor only took the camera for a short ride, but it was far enough away to make the fisherman think it was gone forever. Luckily someone found the camera and returned it intact.'
Mason Colby said;
"I was feeding the eagles some salmon and halibut remain on a remote Haida Gwaii beach. Shortly after, an eagle stole my GoPro. Six weeks later, a family walking the beach found my camera and was able to return it to me with this amazing footage on it!"
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