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Re: What would Hitchcock have thought...?
In a message dated 1/15/2006 2:35:11 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< Also, golden eagles are good test case, but other (larger) species
should also be considered. In the NW portion of North America, for
example, sea eagles would be a good candidate. I suspect that a sea
eagle could grab and carry an infant (and kill and consume a young
child on the ground). >>
Rather doubtful. The Bald Eagle is the only sea eagle native to NW North
America and it is similar in size to the Golden Eagle. Occasionally a
Sea Eagle will stray into Alaskan waters from NE Asia. Steller's are the
largest sea eagles, attaining weights of nearly 20 lbs. If you plug that
into the carrying capacity equation, 4 lbs would be close to the max the bird
Dingoes on the other hand...