Wildlife Agency In Tennessee Says Bald Eagle Was Too Full To Fly A concerned caller reported that a bald eagle appeared to be injured in the town of Bulls Gap. Officers from the state's Wildlife Resources Agency caught the bird, and discovered it had gorged itself.
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Wildlife Agency In Tennessee Says Bald Eagle Was Too Full To Fly

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Wildlife Agency In Tennessee Says Bald Eagle Was Too Full To Fly

Wildlife Agency In Tennessee Says Bald Eagle Was Too Full To Fly

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A concerned caller reported that a bald eagle appeared to be injured in the town of Bulls Gap. Officers from the state's Wildlife Resources Agency caught the bird, and discovered it had gorged itself.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm David Greene. Officials in Tennessee got a message from a concerned caller - our national symbol was in distress. A bald eagle looked injured near a road in the town of Bulls Gap. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency says officers went to the scene and caught the eagle. It was fine, just full - officials say too full to fly. Yeah, the bird gorged itself. It was in a food coma, something we can all relate to. The officers put it somewhere to digest in peace.

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