VideoOctober 22, 2014

Eagle takes and then returns golf ball; headline writers everywhere rejoice

The problem with a video about an eagle on a golf course is the bad golf puns are inevitable. Come on, an eagle? It's too easy! Make us work for it!

Anyway, here's Part 1 of a two-part nature drama in which an eagle takes a golfer's ball on the 12th green of North Bellingham (Wash.) Golf Course, presumably for good.

But no! The eagle actually returns the ball on the 13th tee, as revealed in Part 2.

What a good eagle! Meanwhile, theories abound on why the eagle took the ball off the green, only to return it.

  1. He had the seen the guy putt and was trying to spare him further humiliation.

  2. The eagle thought he wanted the ball, but he only plays Titleist, so he gave it back. (It was probably a Pinnacle).

  3. The guy had inadvertently hit into the eagle's group, and this was the eagle's passive-aggressive way of telling the guy he should have waited ... or at least yelled "Fore!"

Attempts to reach the eagle through his publicist were unsuccessful.

(h/t abc7news.com)

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