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Old 10-05-2019, 09:05 PM   #1
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Pigs might fly? Sure can!

The pic was taken by a Mr Clarke Espie in the Cromarty wetlands south of Townsville.

The news article unfortunately requires a subscription or payment, and has a couple more pic and a little more info.
https://www.townsvillebulletin.com.a...46e803ee379b9f

An interesting quote: The Australian Museum said white-bellied sea-eagles, which are common along coastal stretches of Australia, have a wingspan of up to 2m and can weigh up to 4.2kg.
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Wow! What a crazy shot!
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It's not what you think. That eagle is using the pig as he trolls for a huge fish.
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It's not what you think. That eagle is using the pig as he trolls for a huge fish.
Kinda lik Tom on ASD, he takes his wife out fishing cuz he cant hook anything, LOL!
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Part of the news story said that the eagle had to flap like mad to stay aloft, only just able to carry it. But made it to a little island and happily shared the meal with at least one other eagle, no doubt its mate.
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[IMG]062729.jpg[/IMG] Hi Brian, We were anchored next to you Wednesday week back at Blaksleys, Hope the photo comes out, cheers Colin
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Didnt work,Guess I need to practice more.
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The way I add pics is to use the paperclip in "Go Advanced' then select file etc.

I guess the only reason I go to Blakesley's is to hide from gusty SE winds, and hopping around in the tender is not high on the agenda then. Next time you spot me drop by to say hello!
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Part of the news story said that the eagle had to flap like mad to stay aloft, only just able to carry it. But made it to a little island and happily shared the meal with at least one other eagle, no doubt its mate.
The eagle's version of bringing home the bacon.

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Kinda lik Tom on ASD, he takes his wife out fishing cuz he cant hook anything, LOL!
Well there is truth in that. Except I hooked a Humpback and sea lion. Does that count?
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Part of the news story said that the eagle had to flap like mad to stay aloft, only just able to carry it. But made it to a little island and happily shared the meal with at least one other eagle, no doubt its mate.
The Anchorage Airport used to use pigs to eat sea bird eggs on an island in the sealane. Justice takes time...
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