Bald eagle encounters were rare because they were considered endangered in the mid-1900s. Due to conservation efforts, they are now considered as a “least concern.” Today, seeing a bald eagle is not as rare as it used to be, especially if you know where and when to look.
However, this amazing encounter is one of a kind. You don’t see a bald eagle commit a federal crime against another bald eagle every day, or so it seems. Is this video the aftermath of an epic battle between two bald eagles? Is there something more to this incident? Let us look closely at this video and see the truth behind it.
Many speculations surrounded the video. One theory is based on the fact that bald eagles mate for life. Like conventional human relationships, bald eagles test their mates and stick with them until their last breath. This heartbreaking theory implies that the live eagle is displaying distressing behaviors, such as an open beak and heavy breathing, because it is trying to protect and revive its dead mate. Commenters assumed the eagle was plucking the feathers because it was the eagle’s way of testing if its mate was still alive.