Pittsburgh loves Penguins, and we have had Condors as well. Last year, a giant rubber duckie captured our attention. And now, a couple of urban-dwelling eagles are being watched across the world via streaming video.
Life in the wild is serious business, but it's hard not to draw comparisons.
Duck: Shore of the Allegheny River.
Eagles: Atop a big tree in Hays.
Duck: Bright yellow. Rubber. 40 feet tall.
Eagles: Weighs 8-12 pounds. Cool white feathers. "Bald" never looked so good.
Duck: No other giant rubber ducks around. Duck is of unknown gender.
Eagles: Eagles often mate for life, and these have eaglets to boot. To quote "Arrested Development's" George Michael, "what a fun, sexy time" for them.
Duck: Uh, floats on the water.
Eagles: Raccoon attacks!
READY FOR A CLOSE-UP?
Duck: The waterfowl everyone wants to take selfies with.
Eagles: Are you kidding? They are 24/7 camera-ready.
Duck: T-shirts, beach balls, little rubber duckies, stickers, marshmallows ...
Eagles: None ... yet.
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