Bald eagle makes a rare visit to this N.J. city (PHOTOS)
Updated Nov 11; Posted Nov 11
By Ron Zeitlinger
The Jersey Journal
A couple weeks ago it was a barge. This week it's a bird.
Bayonne received another unexpected and rare visit Friday afternoon -- by a bald eagle who spent some time downtown. The eagle landed in a crosswalk at Ninth Street and Avenue A and then took a little tour of the area.
"I was shocked to see the eagle land in the street the way it did," said David La Pelusa, who snapped the photos in the gallery above. "Cars were whizzing by -- I was one of them -- and the eagle didn't even flinch.
"It looked like it was hurt. It was limping around as it walked around the intersection. I've never seen an eagle outside of a zoo. It was by far the most impressive sight I've seen in Bayonne."
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