By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The bald eagle pair nesting in Pittsburgh’s Hays neighborhood had to defend their eggs against an intruder.READ MORE: 'No Zone Or Street Is Immune': Pittsburgh Police, Public Safety Teaming ATF And Community To Explore Ways To Reduce Violent Crime
The female bald eagle had to protect the two eggs Wednesday night from a raccoon that scaled 80 feet up the tree that houses the eagles’ nest. The female bald eagle furiously flapped her wings when she noticed the raccoon, which never made it onto the nest.READ MORE: Woman Hospitalized After Shooting In The Hill District
The female held strong until the male arrived to help scare off the raccoon, which climbed back down the tree.
The pair’s first egg was laid on Friday, while the second was laid on Monday. The Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania says an adult bald eagle remains on the nest constantly to incubate the egg. The nest is never left unattended.MORE NEWS: Federal Unemployment Benefits Ending Early In Many States