In November I was on my way from my home to a little town called East Petersburg to buy a small upright freezer to put my elk meat in that would not fit in my large freezer. I was less than a mile out of town when I saw something white in a field, less than 19 yards off the road. As I got closer, I saw it was a mature bald eagle sitting on a fox carcass and eating it. I stopped in the road as there was no one behind me and wached it until it decided it didnlt want to be watched and it flew parallel with the road at my truck window height for about an eighth of a mile where there was a barn. I purchased the freezer and on my return trip, I saw the eagle was back on the carcass. I have seen a lot of bald eagles where I live and on the Chesapeake bay but this is as close as I have ever been to one.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!