A Bald Eagle Made Me Cry in Torrington Yesterday
For the first time in my life, I saw a Bald Eagle out in the wild. It was so beautiful that it made me cry. I've seen them in zoos, on wildlife shows, and every United States of America product, but when one flies right over your head? Wow. Thank you Naugatuck River and Torrington.
As I was walking my 5 pound Chihuahua yesterday on the banks of the river, I saw a brilliant flash of white about 10-15 feet above our heads, a Bald Eagle, at least 4-5 feet across, just glided by along the treetops. I stood there in shock for about 10 seconds and took in what I was seeing. This is America, our National Symbol, one of the most beautiful animals I've ever seen, freely flying over my head, in my hometown. I didn't think to grab my phone until the last second, but I took this shot, between deep breaths.
I love the wildlife that live among us, I'm thankful that our state has done such incredible environmental work. I've made fun of the Naugatuck River my whole life because I knew it as the polluted stream that stunk up Waterbury in my youth. I don't get Patriotic too often, but watching that eagle soar over the clean waters that our grandfathers polluted, and fathers cleaned up, made me feel like a Proud American.
Here's a much better shot of almost what I saw from someone who had a real camera, and wasn't afraid that their Chihuahua might be a quick snack.
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