I like to think that every time an eagle decides to fly through the sky, he's listening to a country song on his iPod and thinking about how glorious it is to live in the land of the free. There's just something about seeing an eagle fly that fills me with the kind of national pride that is usually only achieved by listening to a Lee Greenwood song while eating a steak.
Somehow, the eagle manages to look equally as American and badass when it's flying with a crow on its back. Clearly, the eagle is unbothered by giving the crow a ride, and the crow just seems happy to have the opportunity. We're unsure about how long the crow stayed there, but we hope he made it through the chorus of "Proud To Be An American."
Bird photographer Poo Chan captured these incredible once-in-a-lifetime photos. Chan says,“Crows are known for aggressively harassing other raptors that are much bigger in size when spotted in their territories and usually these ‘intruders’ simply retreat without much fuss. However, in this frame the crow did not seem to harass the bald eagle at such close proximity and neither did the bald eagle seem to mind the crow’s presence invading its personal space. What made it even more bizarre was that the crow even made a brief stop on the back of the eagle as if it was taking a free scenic ride and the eagle simply obliged.”
Next, here's a baby weasel hitching a ride on a woodpecker.