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Posted: March 25, 2015

Eagle Eye

By Larry Halverson

Friends of Kootenay

From Wikipedia: 
“The eagle eye is among the strongest in the animal kingdom, with an eyesight estimated at four to eight times stronger than that of the average human.

“An eagle is said to be able to spot a rabbit two miles (3.2 km) away. Although an eagle may only weigh 10 pounds (4.5 kg), its eyes are roughly the same size as those of a human. As the eagle descends from the sky to attack its prey, the muscles in the eyes continuously adjust the curvature of the eyeballs to maintain sharp focus and accurate perception throughout the approach and attack.”

Above image: Bald Eagles have begun nesting in the Columbia Valley. Photo by Larry Halverson

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