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Rupture, Rapture....nope, raptor



AMERICAN BALD EAGLE





This stately bird was found with an injured wing and taken to an institution until full recovery. It can fly again, but not well enough to be free. It seems inhumane to have it caged, but this way it is allowed to live a full life of longevity. Also, if you enlarge the 1st smaller photo on the left [Bud took these two with his cellphone]...I like it - to me, it looks like it's trying to break free of the cage with its beak. There is still a drift of sadness going over my heart to see such a beautiful creature, locked up tho I still know it's for the best interest above all.

PHOTOS TAKEN AT THE STATE AQUARIUM's raptor.



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WEEKEND FUNNIES
and RIDDLES


  • What do you call an Eagle with a cold?

    1. An Ill Eagle.


  • What do you call an Eagle scout who just had a crew cut?

    1. A bald Eagle.


  • What do you call an Eagle scout who has been under the sun for too long?

    1. A Golden Eagle.



  • What do you call a Life scout whose 18th birthday is coming up fast and he still has a lot of requirements left to do?


  • wait for it
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    wait for it
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    wait for it
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    wait for it
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      An in danger(ed) Eagle!


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    A Grandmother, Eagle Scout, Teacher, and the Smartest Man in the world were on a plane. After a while, it was known that plane was failing and was about to crash. There were only three parachutes, and four passengers. Being the Smartest Man in the world, he took a parachute and jumped out of the plane. The teacher, also being smart, thought to herself, 'teachers are needed in the world to teach their knowledge to other.' So with that, she took a parachute and jumped out the plane. The Grandmother, being very wise, said to the boy scout, "I am old. I have lived my life. You are still a young boy. Go, and take the last parachute." But the Eagle Scout said, "No, it's okay. There are two parachutes left. The Smartest Man in the world took my backpack."

    29 comments :

    1. I have had a chance to see the eagles in rehabilitation - fascinating, but, as you say, sad that they are caged. However, better caged than dead, which is what they would be if they weren't being cared for. We had a pair of nesting eagles in our botanical gardens here and an eagle cam, so we have all been able to watch them as they had their young. Unfortunately, our gardens are adjoining the airport, and this spring, Mama eagle was killed by an airplane. The young were taken to a wildlife habitat where they could be cared for until they could fly. They are now on their own and we are hoping the dady eagle finds a new mate.

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    2. Eagles are such majestic birds. Sad to see one caged, but at least it's alive!
      I loved that last joke!

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    3. Hi Anni, I feel sad to see any animal in a cage. But, if it saves the life of the critter I would hope it is a good thing. In some cases, it keeps endangered animal species alive to breed. I love your scout funnies, very cute. Have a wonderful weekend.

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    4. Stunning bird....glad to see that he was rescued and able to heal! Maybe one day they will set him free!

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    5. We have so many eagles around here in the Pacific Northwest, it's amazing to realize they were endangered not so long ago. I am glad this eagle will be able to be released soon.

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      1. DJan....I clicked on your link here to pay you a visit and say hello, but I'm getting from Blogger, that your profile is not available?!!

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    6. Ohhhh I love American Bald Eagles....

      -sigh- I'm sorry too, that he has to live out his life, in captivity. Since there is no way of conveying the reason, to him.

      Btw, cute Subject Line. But I'll take a Raptor, any day, over Rapture stuff. ,-)))))

      "Nothing is so fatiguing
      as the eternal hanging on
      of an uncompleted task."

      ♡.♡.♡

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    7. Thanks for sharing your excellent photos of the Eagle! Loved the riddles and joke - good laugh! Enjoyed catching up on your other posts - don't have as much time for reading or posting with all our appointments! Have a blessed week-end!

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      1. Karin...no need to apologize; life comes first!!!

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    8. thanks for the laughs! glad the eagle was saved, although it is a bit sad to know it will never again be free.

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    9. Hopefully they'll let the eagle go when he is ready.

      Love your eagle jokes.

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    10. Beautiful eagle , i love the big bird.
      Marit , Norway.

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    11. such a gorgeous eagle. sad it was caged like that but hopefully it will be free again soon.

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    12. Shame, but better the bird is there than lying dead. Maybe it will be used for captive breeding?

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    13. I am glad the eagle was saved. Great post.

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    14. Great Eagle photos with the cell phone ~ It is a very sad story but at least he'll still be alive and safe!
      {{{HUGS}}}
      Donna

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    15. I love to watch eagles soaring and floating on the thermals, and it is sadder to think of an injured eagle dying in pain than of an eagle undergoing rehabilitation.
      Great post, Anni. I had a good giggle reading your Eagle Scout stories.
      K

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    16. Wow - gorgeous raptor shots!

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    17. It is disheartening to see it caged. I saw my first eagle in the wild this past Thanksgiving. It was an awesome experience. I don't imagine this one would make it in the wild any longer so it makes sense to protect it.
      Loved your riddles!

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    18. We've got a place here that cares for injured bald eagles. Normally, it's due to a wing injury. It's nice places like that are available to care for these big raptors.

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    19. Magnificent bird! I hope he makes a full recovery and can be released.

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    20. They are very majestic birds.

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    21. While it is sad to see such a magnificent bird caged it would also be sad to release one that wasn't fully recovered as his life would be in danger. He is beautiful.

      Too funny on those parachutes!

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    22. Magnificent bird.
      I hope he will recovery fully and one day will live where belongs, in nature and will fly freely.

      Regards and best wishes

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    23. Get well soon Mr. Eagle!

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    24. We have a wildlife rehab nearby too. While their mission is to be able to set all the birds and other injured animals free, it's not always possible. If their environment is large enough, they seem content. Hard to tell how big this enclosure is from these shots.

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    25. Nice post Anni. I have been reading your blog but have not had time to comment. Just wanted you to know I'm still here.

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    26. Such a beautiful creature.

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