Police in Maine break up street fight between 2 bald eagles

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Police In Maine Break Up Street Fight Between Two Bald Eagles

Police are often called in to break up fights, but officers in Augusta, Maine found themselves dealing with some very unusual street warriors.

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Two bald eagles were duking it out in an area park and Animal Control Officers from Augusta Police Department who were called to the scene had trouble pulling them apart.

Tossing blankets over the birds helped subdue them and they were then quickly separated.

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It is believed the battle was spurred by a territorial dispute.

The police department posted photos of the battle to its Facebook page and reported that the two bald eagles involved were later seen flying over the city.

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