Our New National Emblem: Bald Eagles Looting Fish Guts from Truck BedS

Police in Unalaska, Alaska, were dispatched to a Safeway parking lot last week when dozens of Bald Eagles, America's proud national bird, swarmed on a pickup truck to eat disgusting fish parts from trash bags in the truck's bed.

Alaskan public radio station KUCB has the story, which is basically that a guy went to the store with a bunch of dead fish in his pickup truck and returned to his vehicle to find it covered in filthy, freeloading, and covetous eagles.

Public Safety Director Jamie Sunderland sent out some of his men: "[T]here were so many eagles that they were, I think, somewhat alarmed to go near the vehicle, because it was just being swarmed by eagles."

Now let us remember the words of Benjamin Franklin: "For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. He is a Bird of bad moral Character. He does not get his Living honestly."

[Image and video via Tim Moyer]