Fisherman Surrounded By Bald Eagles Dares To Do Something That Inspired People All Over The World.
Man Versus Birds Of Prey
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Jessie Peck proved he was one courageous guy after he found he found himself encountering a flock of bald eagles. His act of bravery was caught on camera and it went viral. But as amazing as bald eagles are, these birds of prey are a force to be reckoned with. They're fierce hunters with wings, and this was something that Jessie was about to realize for himself.
Birds On The Deck
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As a fisherman, Jessie doesn't just own one boat, but several boats, and when he's out on the sea, he often encounters birds who land on his deck now and then. Usually, he would have whatever he caught that day just lying around for the birds to snack on, but he had never seen so many eagles like he did one day. They had practically surrounded his boat and Jessie was completely stunned. But when the birds got closer, he did something shocking.
A Shocking Visit
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As a fisherman, Jessie had gotten used to seeing birds paying him a visit on his boat over the years. But he had never encountered this many eagles in one spot in his life. There were about twenty birds perched throughout the deck of his boat. Jessie was really blown away by the beauty of these amazing birds. But this wasn't his first encounter with a bald eagle. In fact, the first time he ran into one, these creatures were still in serious danger.
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The bald eagle has been hunted for sport for many years. Most hunters deemed these birds to be game trophies, and everyone wanted one. So, when hunting season began, eagles were on the top of the list. Eventually, the population of eagles dwindled. But hunters weren't the only danger these majestic creatures would face. There was another reason why eagles were heading straight for the endangered species list.
Who Hunts The Hunter?
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Bald eagles have been in danger since the late 1800s. Sure, they're the national bird of our great nation, but people saw them as a nuisance because they would raid farms all the time. They would constantly hunt down livestock, which really ticked off farmers. Eventually, these winged hunters were hunted down by humans. Farmers would shoot them on sight, and soon enough, the eagles' future started to look dire.
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