- Golden eagle flies 100 miles to be reunited with owner
Golden eagle owner and tamer Jonathan Marshall was surprised to say the least when, seven days after its disappearing in Gloucestershire, his favorite bird showed up back home, in Devon.
Apparently, the bird had to fly nearly 100 miles (about 160 kilometers) in order to be reunited with its owner, and most people claim that what motivated it was hunger.
Thus, because it was raised in captivity, Samson has pretty much lost its ability to successfully hunt down prey. This means that the bird depends on Jonathan Marshall to feed it.
Before being rescued and tamed by its present owner, Samson lived in a small cupboard where it was put by those who stole it from a British zoo.
Although “Lassie come home” is indeed a touching book, and so is the movie based on this story, the video below showing the moment Jonathan and Samson reunited is all the more impressive as it is not fiction, but true facts.