A Late Winter’s Snack

16 Mar

What is an eagle to do in late winter when the lakes have been frozen for months and fresh meat is scarce?  Why, find the nearest deer carcass and chow down, of course.  The more the merrier, in fact.  A BLFP reader snapped this photograph of a wildlife buffet on the northeast banks of Blue Lake:

A Carrion Feast on Blue Lake

Eagles Enjoy a Carrion Feast on Blue Lake

Photograph by TC, used with permission.

Q: Why couldn’t an eagle carrying two dead raccoons board his Mesaba Airlines flight from Minneapolis to Rhinelander?

A: Because only one carrion was allowed.

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One Response to “A Late Winter’s Snack”

  1. janine March 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm #

    What a great photo! I’m anxious to get back to the lake. I need to greet the bears when they wake up from their long winter’s nap!

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