PALO ALTO, Calif. (February 26, 2013)--A radio transmitter and a tempting feast of quail and mouse finally led to the capture of a California zoo's bald eagle that was on the lam for three days.
The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo's tame 24-year-old bald eagle Sequoia was enjoying her daily exercise Saturday at a park when strong winds spooked her.
Instead of returning to handlers, she flew north and roosted in Menlo Park.
Sequoia was tracked Monday to a tree in Redwood City.
The famished bird finally dropped from her perch to the arm of trainer John Flynn, who rewarded her with a quail and mouse feast.
Sequoia ventured out on her own eight times while at the San Francisco Zoo.
She went on display at the Palo Alto zoo last year.