The Mad Eagle.
by, 15-07-10 at 08:37 AM (1599 Views)
We never had an intercom system in our flat in Pakistan, instead we looked from a window to see who was ringing the bell, if we recognized the person, we would press a button on a wall right next to the window, and that would open the door. We lived on the second floor of the building, and right across our building there was a huge Neem tree which my dad planted over 25 years ago. The main occupants of living nature of the tree were crows, crows dominated that tree and did not let the birds or other animals live on the tree. But soon, in late 2009, an eagle appeared on the tree, when I looked from the window I was shocked! I quickly brought my camera and took some pictures of it, and as days passed the eagle remained on the tree and the crows were forced to shift to another nearby tree. And in a short time the eagle made its nest there.
And then came the mad eagle’s first ever attack. It was Friday and I came home after prayers, someone rang the bell, so I went to see who it was. I saw my mom from the window (The Window had no grills, so If I wanted I could stick my body halfway without the danger of falling) so I went and pressed the button but apparently this button was not working, so I went and got the keys. As I had the keys in my hand, I went to the window and threw them, so my mom could catch them. And then in an instant, I felt something cold right above my eyes and between my forehead, that “thing” was strong. So strong that my head (as it was being pushed by that “thing”) hit the window’s wood border, and then I felt that cold “thing” lift it pressure and as it was doing so it was a large scratch right above my eyes. And all this happened in less than 2 seconds, literally, and finally after 5 seconds when the initial shock wore off I finally realized that thing was the mad eagle and the cold sharp feeling on my head was its feet. As I told my family this story and how strong it was they laughed at me, until the mad eagle attacked my mom one day, as she was throwing the keys for someone, she also claimed that the push was strong and very unexpected from an eagle. After 2 days from the “first mom” attack, my mom was attacked again by the mad eagle, but this time the wings of the eagle only touched her face. After about some more days, my friends rang the bell, and so I started talking to them from the window, completely forgetting about the mad eagle, and then suddenly I felt that the mad eagle was coming from behind my viewing angle and I with almost cat like reflexes backed my head about 3 inches from previous position, and as I did I saw the eagle pass 3 inches in front of my eyes and I could feel the wind on my face as the Mad Eagle passed.
Soon enough the eagle learned the humans living across meant no harm when they looked down from the window, and so it did nothing except also look down to see if anyone was standing there. If no one was standing there it would start screaming as a warning to go back inside. It would also scream if you looked at the eagle for more than 3 seconds. After months passed the Mad Eagles eggs hatched and the babies learned to fly and when they grew-up in a matter of weeks they left thier nest. And after another week or two later Mad Eagle herself also left and never came back to the tree again.
Here is a picture of Mad Eagle. (I could not find a pic with the eagle on the tree.)