Twitter users react to TSA screening bald eagle at North Carolina airport: ‘He is gorgeous!’
That’s a majestic traveler.
TSA agents at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina recently screened a bald eagle named Clark traveling with his handler.
On Thursday, the Twitter account for the TSA Southeast Region posted photos of Clark as he and his handler went through the security line.
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“TSA agents are used to seeing an eagle on their uniform when they look over their shoulder, but I’m sure the @CLTAirport Checkpoint A team double-checked when they saw a real eagle earlier this week,” tweeted the desk.
“Our special guest was Clark the Eagle from the World Bird Sanctuary, who decided to give his wings a break and fly commercially,” the agency said in a second tweet. “His airline notified us and we screened him and his attendant.”
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The tweet continued, “Clark is trained to spread his wings and even showed a little bit at the screening.”
People who responded to the tweets were amazed by the bird.
“Beautifully breathtaking,” one person tweeted.
Another wrote: “He’s gorgeous!”
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According to the sanctuary’s Facebook page, Clark was on his way home to the World Bird Sanctuary after flying at High Point University’s convocation ceremony to welcome the incoming freshman class.
According to the World Bird Sanctuary website, Clark is one of four bald eagles that travel across the country to fly at various locations and events.
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The website says Clark hatched in 2002 at the World Bird Sanctuary as part of a project that bred then-endangered bald eagles to release them back into the wild.
Clark hatched with scaling abnormalities on his feet that would leave them unprotected from cold temperatures in the winter, so he remained at the shelter while his siblings were all released, the website says.
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