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WATCH: Hays Bald Eagle Mother Defends 2 Eggs From Racoon That Intrudes On Nest

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- The bald eagle pair nesting in Pittsburgh's Hays neighborhood had to defend their eggs against an intruder.

Hays Bald Eagle Raccoon
(Photo Credit: Hays Bald Eagle Camera)

The female bald eagle had to protect the two eggs Wednesday night from a raccoon that scaled 80 feet up the tree that houses the eagles' nest. The female bald eagle furiously flapped her wings when she noticed the raccoon, which never made it onto the nest.

The female held strong until the male arrived to help scare off the raccoon, which climbed back down the tree.

The pair's first egg was laid on Friday, while the second was laid on Monday. The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania says an adult bald eagle remains on the nest constantly to incubate the egg. The nest is never left unattended.

You can watch the Hays Bald Eagle camera anytime on the KDKA website!

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