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Giant sea eagle goes missing in Yorkshire

By Mark Harradine     Jan 27, 2014 in Odd News
A Steller’s sea eagle has gone missing in Yorkshire, England during her training on Saturday. The huge bird of prey has a wingspan of 2.4 meters (8ft) and according to her owner could possibly have travelled “enormous distances.”
Her trainer, Chris O’Donnell, commented for the BBC that “It's a very tame bird; you could walk up to her and almost pet her if you wanted to.” However Yorkshire Police have informed citizens to keep their pets indoors until the animal is located. “We fly birds every day, all day, so we don't make a fuss if we misplace a bird for a few hours and sometimes we can track them with radio transmitters,” added Mr. O’Donnell.
The Steller’s sea eagle is one of the largest birds of prey in the world and its normal habitat is northwest Asia. The bird is the heaviest eagle in the world weighing on average between 5 and 9 kilograms. It is named after the German naturalist Georg Wilhelm Steller.
The eagle went missing during her training at the Hawk Experience adventure park in Yorkshire on Saturday morning. And her trainer is sure that the bird is still close to home, commenting that “It will be sitting in a field wishing it was back home.”
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