Bald Eagles Play with a Golf Ball

Stumpy Lake Golf Course is right on the banks of Stumpy Lake in Virginia Beach, Virginia. You can imagine how many golf balls are at the bottom of the lake. It's not any easier retrieving a lake ball when the surface is frozen, because I wouldn't ever trust a frozen lake in Virginia to hold a person's weight. But this video is not about people.

Just a couple of days after Christmas, a couple of guys were out birdwatching near frozen Stumpy Lake. There were two bald eagles out on the ice playing with a golf ball! One guy took still pictures while the other ran video. The game started out as soccer (even though the narration is golf), but it turned into a game of keepaway once the birds noticed they were being watched. Who knew that bald eagles could be so playful? I guess they just don't want to play with humans. -via Everlasting Blort

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I'm not sure they're playing with a ball. It is a ball, but maybe they think it's some other creature's egg and they're just puzzling at why it won't break open and deliver the goods.
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