Officials at the National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, are urging the public to see the staglar sea agal that escaped its enclosure last Saturday. Multiple scenes have been seen, but the bird has so far managed to avoid being caught.
Kodiak has been living in the aviary for the past 15 years, so it could be a stressful time for him. Either that, or a lifetime of birds being an adventure. Whatever it is, National Aviary officials want to get him back, because he’s wild now – or in this case, the hustle and bustle of urban Pittsburgh.
Aviary staff members are looking for Kodiak, or Kodiak, as he is affectionately called, north of the city and on the banks of the river, but to no avail. That said, officials don’t believe he’s gone too far. Cody doesn’t think it’s a threat to pets or humans, And pPeople are asked to report to the National Aviary by calling 412-323-7235.
He has been seen more than once since the bird fled. Pittsburgh resident Jared Lachao was driving when he saw Kodiak sitting in the middle of Pennsylvania Avenue in the city.
“I thought there was a chicken in the middle of the road,” he told me in a text message. “A group of runners stopped me and said a bird from the National Aviary got out, so I got out my car and watched him for ten minutes—it was super cool,” said Latchaw, adding, “Made my day!”
The public is being asked not to approach or attempt to capture the bird, as “he is more likely to fly away from anyone unfamiliar to him,” At the national airport. He is considered to be in excellent health and a soldier in dealing with various weather conditions. Such aviary points to a Tweets, “Ag eagles are very resilient birds and in the forest they do not eat every day.”
That said, the stellar sea agal, a species of coastal northeast Asia, eats primarily fish and waterfowl. Cody has been fed by humans for his entire life, so it’s an open question whether he’s actually capable of hunting for himself.
On Saturday morning, a thick wire used to encircle the thick eagle “had a gap in an area that was not there before,” National Aviary explained. Tweets, Adding that “this is extremely unusual.” An investigation has been launched, but aviary officials are concerned that details of what happened will never be known. Cody’s Habitat, “Like all habitats in the National Aviary, has been carefully designed with the safety and comfort of our birds as our highest priority.” Tweets.
On a positive note, the Kodiak is easily seen, with dark brown and white wings, a large yellow beak and 6 feet of wings. Stellar sea agglomerates are larger than tackggles and are among the largest living raptors.
The National Aviary, which houses more than 500 birds of about 150 different species, closed while the team was concentrating on rescue operations. Again, please call the bird at 412-323-7235 if you see the bird.