That’s one majestic traveler.
TSA brokers at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina not too long ago screened a bald eagle named Clark who was touring along with his handler.
On Thursday, the Twitter account for the TSA Southeast area posted footage of Clark as he and his handler went by the safety line.
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“TSA officers are used to seeing an eagle on their uniform as they look over their shoulder, but I’m sure the team at @CLTAirport Checkpoint A did a double take when they saw a real one earlier this week,” the company tweeted.
“Our special guest was Clark the Eagle with the World Bird Sanctuary, who decided to give his wings a break and fly commercial,” the company mentioned in a second tweet. “His airline notified us and we screened him and his handler.”
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The tweet continued: “Clark is trained to spread his wings, and even showed off a bit during screening.”
People who responded to the tweets have been in awe of the chicken.
“Beautiful breathtaking,” one particular person tweeted.
Another wrote: “He is gorgeous!”
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Clark was touring house to the World Bird Sanctuary after flying at the High Point University convocation ceremony to welcome the incoming freshman class, in accordance to the sanctuary’s Facebook web page.
Clark is one in every of 4 bald eagles that travels across the nation to fly at totally different venues and occasions, in accordance to the World Bird Sanctuary web site.
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The web site says that Clark hatched in 2002 at the World Bird Sanctuary as a part of a venture that bred then-endangered bald eagles to return them to the wild.
Clark was hatched with scale deformities on his ft that may have made them unprotected from chilly temperatures in winter, so he stayed at the sanctuary whereas his siblings have been all launched, the web site says.
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