Giant Bird Seen in Wyoming
The 35-year-old Oklahoma native, who asked to remain anonymous, told Cryptozoology News that he was driving north on Buffalo Creek Rd on his way to Thermopolis when he came upon the unusual sighting about a month ago.
“I observed a large dark raptor lift up off of the roadway,” she said. “I was struck by its large size and rapacious nature. It hit a ridge and soared up approximately 40 meters where it glided to a perch across the gorge to the east. It perched there broadside to me, approximately 300 meters away. After perching, I was able to glass it with 8x binoculars for a majority of the time. It would eventually fly directly up over the ridge just beyond the gorge where it was perched.”
The woman provided a detailed description of the alleged bird as she claims that she was able to observe it for about 3 minutes with her binoculars during day time.
“The animal was a booted eagle in general description. The head and body were dark mahogany to almost black. The head and bill were very formidable. The head was dark brown with a strikingly colored orange or yellow bill and cere. Additionally, the bill was long, deep-set, and sharply curved. It had feathers all the way down to its feet. It’s feet were very large and the same striking yellow color as the cere and bill. The body was large and robustly built giving the impression of great ability to provide lift. The tail feathers both dorsal and ventral sides were stark white. It had a minimum wingspan of 260 cm. As it lifted off away from me, its left wing tip was within a meter of the center of the roadway. It was perched on edge of the road upon a basketball-sized stone when first visible. The vehicle I was driving is approximately 170 cm wide and it spanned just over 1/3rd of the roadway at the point where the animal lifted off. Cere to vent length was 70-80cm.”
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