Friday's HOT MIC

Friday's HOT MIC

Holy cow! Did you see this yesterday from the Twins vs. Mariners game? A bald eagle apparently confused Seattle pitcher James Paxton with a trout.

I've handled birds of prey before and those talons can do some serious damage. Handlers typically use welding gloves to protect their hands, but even then the pressure from the grip strength of the bird can cut off your circulation in no time. A bald eagle, like the one in this video, has a grip strength ten times that of a human—4oo pounds per square inch! Those talons are also razor sharp (designed to kill prey on impact). Fortunately, Paxton wasn't injured. It looks like the raptor wasn't able to get a grip on his slippery uniform.