Bald Eagle Attacks Pets in Sebewaing, Michigan

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
October 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A bald eagle that attacks pets has made residents in a neighborhood in Michigan wary.

The bald eagle, named Derrick, has swooped down on pets that were left outside, according to locals that live off Beck Street.

“I left my two dogs outside and my smaller dog was attacked by an eagle. And then as the eagle was taking off with the dog, my Jack Russell attacked the eagle and both dogs got away,” Tami Bieri told WNEM.

Efforts to get the bald eagle out of the area haven’t made much progress.

“He’s federally protected. I’ve called the DNR, the Sebewaing police, and they pretty much say there’s nothing they can do because the eagle’s not injured,” Bieri said.

A bird expert told KRDO that residents should let the eagle know that the eagle is not welcome.

“Clap your hands and yell at the bird when you see the bird around, bang on a pot when you see the bird around, go out there with an umbrella, flap the umbrella opened and closed to try and spook the bird off just so it doesn’t feel settled around people,” bird expert Karen Cleveland said

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.