Updated: Eagle loose in Southend found

Picture by Matthew Gleaves

Picture by Matthew Gleaves

First published in Echo News
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An eagle has been caught after it escaped in Southend during training. 

Residents reported the bird of prey escaped at about 11am and a picture on social media site Twitter appeared to show the bird perched on a windowsill. 

It has now been reunited with its trainer. 

Have you seen the eagle? Do you know where it came from? Call the Echo newsroom on 01702 321159 or email echonews@nqe.com

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12:19pm Wed 12 Mar 14

supermadmax says...

Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ?

Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first.
Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ? Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first. supermadmax
  • Score: -9

12:40pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Howard Cháse says...

The Eagle Has Landed....
The Eagle Has Landed.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 5

1:04pm Wed 12 Mar 14

Nelly99 says...

Steve Miller.
Steve Miller. Nelly99
  • Score: -3

1:56pm Wed 12 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Where Eagles Dare...
Where Eagles Dare... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 3

2:47pm Wed 12 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

Do you know where it came from? Call the Echo newsroom on 01702 321159 or email echonews@nqe.com


From an Egg of course..Doh.
Do you know where it came from? Call the Echo newsroom on 01702 321159 or email echonews@nqe.com From an Egg of course..Doh. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 6

3:17pm Wed 12 Mar 14

TheaWells says...

What a tweet to see that, I prey it's ok.... I bet some people got in a flap about it but he's eggstremely good looking, should enter Britain's got Talons.

Joking aside.. I think whomever owns that house needs to see to their windows.... yeuchh!
What a tweet to see that, I prey it's ok.... I bet some people got in a flap about it but he's eggstremely good looking, should enter Britain's got Talons. Joking aside.. I think whomever owns that house needs to see to their windows.... yeuchh! TheaWells
  • Score: 2

3:20pm Wed 12 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ? Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first.
i can picture that right now...... bird soaring away with a packet of cheese and onion and dairylea triangle......
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ? Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first.[/p][/quote]i can picture that right now...... bird soaring away with a packet of cheese and onion and dairylea triangle...... pembury53
  • Score: 5

3:31pm Wed 12 Mar 14

whateverhappened says...

Shame it wasn't flying free for a week or two .. could get rid of some cats
Shame it wasn't flying free for a week or two .. could get rid of some cats whateverhappened
  • Score: 1

4:11pm Wed 12 Mar 14

pembury53 says...

whateverhappened wrote:
Shame it wasn't flying free for a week or two .. could get rid of some cats
..... and dogs
[quote][p][bold]whateverhappened[/bold] wrote: Shame it wasn't flying free for a week or two .. could get rid of some cats[/p][/quote]..... and dogs pembury53
  • Score: -2

9:07pm Wed 12 Mar 14

mag1968 says...

supermadmax wrote:
Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ?

Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first.
Retard
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ? Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first.[/p][/quote]Retard mag1968
  • Score: 3

8:23am Thu 13 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

supermadmax wrote:
Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ?

Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first.
They are trained on specific targets, not the contents of school lunchboxes.

And there is no evidence of the bird being released in that specific area.

And you advocate police marksmen prowling round Southend with guns just to target a wild bird? Who's paying for that then? And do you not think that's a bit over the top?

You have obviously been listening to doom mongering lefties, do gooders, politically correct fascists and elfnsafety fanatics too much.
[quote][p][bold]supermadmax[/bold] wrote: Should not be allowed to train a bird of prey in a residential area, especially if you are an amateur or simply lack the skill set. What if it spots a kids playground @ lunch time ? Police marks men need to be out and taking aim with immediate effect. Safety first.[/p][/quote]They are trained on specific targets, not the contents of school lunchboxes. And there is no evidence of the bird being released in that specific area. And you advocate police marksmen prowling round Southend with guns just to target a wild bird? Who's paying for that then? And do you not think that's a bit over the top? You have obviously been listening to doom mongering lefties, do gooders, politically correct fascists and elfnsafety fanatics too much. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

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