As a Secondary Caregiver for two small somewhat self centered domestic felines I am not in the least excited by the reappearance of the local Bald Eagle. Fortunately Bald Eagle are an idle creature, they'd rather steal food from others than actually go to the effort of risking feather damage by hunting it down themselves. But there's always the chance of an anomalous behavior from them. Good mind to nip down to the local merchant, purchase an overstocked Remington AR 15 and a secondhand camouflage jacket with which to patrol the perimeters. Thank God the Nearctic Golden Eagle is way up in the north, north. I claim Fake News on the heart stopping suggestion they winter in the top part of Indiana. Golden Eagle have been known to take Lambs and Foxes.
Does strike me that an AR 15 might not be the best weapon to make short work of
a Bald Eagle. It has excellent range, but a moving target that jumps out of
nowhere and flies with some agility requires something like an Oerlikon 35 mm
twin cannon with radar fire control. Old fashioned, I know, but Sadly such a
venerable anti aircraft gun needs a team of well trained and like minded souls,
otherwise there's a great deal of collateral damage, and every time you pull the
trigger, dispatch a burst of 20 odd shells, you've spent around a hundred
dollars with no guarantee of a bulls eye. It's a cost factor that can really
only be made up by selling tickets, and in this wimpy age of instant
gratification, fast food and online shopping not sure that I'd sell many.