Keep an eagle eye out for hungry birds

Dear editor,
I am unsure if I am e-mailing in the right department or not, but I am looking to place a small notice into the newspaper. I would like to make people of Comox/Courtenay aware that they need to be very careful with their small dogs outside.

Dear editor,

I am unsure if I am e-mailing in the right department or not, but I am looking to place a small notice into the newspaper. I would like to make people of Comox/Courtenay aware that they need to be very careful with their small dogs outside.

My small pug was on our blacony this morning, while I was hanging clothing on our clothes line. Next thing I knew a bald eagle that looked as though he was as big as me, swooped down between our clothing line and barbecue and tried to pick up my dog. He missed him by about a couple feet and I believe that I scared him into flying away, but it was a very close call.

This was a bald eagle and was huge. Bald eagles are usually fishing and with the recent news of how the eagles are starving I believe they are taking bigger risks to capture they’re food. I have also noticed while out running/walking, looking into the sky there are usually 10 or more large birds soaring and circling around looking for food. I live out by Dove Creek and notice them every day on my walks. This is a pretty large risk, they are flying quite low.

I know how much my dog means to me and this scared me so bad he will not be out without a leash any longer. I would hate for this to happen to someone else’s beloved pet, and would love to make people aware that these birds are doing anything they can to eat.

Kate Fox,

Comox Valley

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