Los Angeles Dodgers Independence Day celebrations go wrong as trained eagle makes a break for freedom


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.

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.

The bird was grabbing as much attention as the actual baseball.

So what did happen to avian adventurer?

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.