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Bald eagles get stuck together while fighting over food scrap in Texas family’s yard

Two bald eagles were found in a jam on Monday after the predators got stuck together while fighting over what appeared to be a scrap of food in a Texas family’s yard, authorities said.

Police and fire personnel in Tomball responded and found the two “quarreling” bald eagles clasping each other’s talons in the front of the family’s property, the Tomball Police Department said.

As first responders approached the bald eagles, authorities said the exhausted birds attempted to fly away before collapsing back to the ground, their talons still entwined.

Police called the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife for assistance. Wildlife personnel then suggested that the first responders cover the eagles with a blanket to calm them down.

The birds feed most often on fish, though they also eat a variety of waterfowl and other birds, small mammals and turtles when the predators can find these sources of food, the agency said.

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