Duck!

shadowIt was an absurd thing to say, I admit, but it’s all I could think of this morning at the Battery just before I fell to the ground. This was no duck, it was an enormous eagle passing right over our heads as we kissed the concrete, so close we could hear the rush of wind in its feathers. I have no doubt it would have carried either of us off if it had gotten its talons around us. I have alerted the authorities. I pity the people who don’t see birds coming. They’re going to rue that kind of thinking soon.

4 Responses to “Duck!”


  1. 1 Peggy Herron April 1, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Wow I’m glad he decided you were to big to carry off . I would have been Terrified . I hope you weren’t hurt .

    • 2 mthew April 1, 2016 at 10:07 am

      Thank you for your concern. I’m fine. When I was a boy none of the playgrounds were lined with bouncy rubber as they all seem to be now days, so I learned to take a pratfall with the best of them.

  2. 3 elwnyc April 1, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Obviously other people are too gullible – they don’t understand how dangerous these eagles can be.


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