Are there two more American things imaginable than bald eagles and freedom? If so, we can't think of them.
So it seems entirely appropriate that, as the Los Angeles Dodgers celebrated Independence Day with a display from a trained bald eagle, the intrepid bird made a break for freedom.
-- taddy mason (@wyliebyles) July 5, 2016
The eagle, named Chinook, flew right past its handler and out of the stadium.
That bird truly embodies the spirit of a nation. It will make America great again.
So the trained bald eagle flying around Dodger Stadium pregame just flew past its handler, out of the park and didn't come back #Murica
-- Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) July 5, 2016
So it appears the trained eagle at the Dodgers game tonight just declared its independence.
-- Mike Rohan (@MikePRohan) July 5, 2016
The bird was grabbing as much attention as the actual baseball.
All I care about right now, is whether or not the bald eagle that went rogue, ever made it back to it's handler. Anyone know?
-- Alanna Rizzo (@alannarizzo) July 5, 2016
-- Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) July 5, 2016
So what did happen to avian adventurer?
Happily, our bald eagles are fine + safely back at the Zoo. Although he missed his mark, Chinook waited by the van for his trainer
-- Los Angeles Zoo (@LAZoo) July 5, 2016
Nothing so exciting as a trip to Arizona, it turns out. He simply flew back to the van and waited for his handler.
Because sometimes when you get your freedom you realise you never really wanted it in the first place.