Bald Eagle Fights Canada Goose In Comically Symbolic Battle of Wits and Brawn

Things got heated.

Let’s face it. There’s some truth to the archetype of the ugly American, and when compared to our comely neighbors to the north in Canada, we can look outright rude in comparison. Just look each country’s political climate. In the current election cycle, much of the U.S.’s political coverage has centered around sentient cheeto cloud Donald Trump spewing hate and vitriol whenever granted the opportunity. In contrast, Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has galvanized attention simply by being overwhelmingly popular, hanging out with cute children, apologizing several times for barely brushing a political opponent’s shoulder, and being incredibly handsome. Let’s look, then, at this dust-up between a Bald Eagle and a Canada Goose as a study of those contrasts in bird form.

Lisa Bell, an amateur photographer based in British Columbia caught the whole thing on her camera. It begins with the eagle bullying the goose and pinning it down, giving it something like swirly, except on dry-land instead of in a public school toilet.

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The harassment continues as the eagle continues to trounce the goose for no good reason. Bowser is on an island off Vancouver, which is awfully close to the US/Canada border. Irrational xenophobia much?

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The birds then separate, the goose finally seeing the assailant eye-to-eye as if to say, “What’s the big deal, dude.” The eagle is doing it’s best belligerent “come at me, bro,” with little to no remorse or self-awareness.

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The goose then decides it’s not worth it, even though Canada’s healthcare system would allow it to recover from a fight more affordably than the feathered foe.  

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“Seriously dude, just go home and cool off.”

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The goose is safe in the water. Canada wins this round.

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“Whatever, dude. Canada sucks.”

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