the eagle swooped down as i sneaked up to watch and take photos. it was the closest i'd ever been to an eagle, they're not very friendly in missouri. i sat about 7feet away from it, watching it eat a dead fish carcass. i kept crawling closer, over the rocks, till it flew up and away to join the other eagles in the trees. its wing span was at least 6ft, its body longer than my arm.
eagles have always fascinated me, i feel so lucky to have sat so close to one and stared it in the eyes.