National Bird Landed on Top of Firetruck’s Ladder
A viral video captured Tuesday appears to show a wild bald eagle perching on the extended ladder of a Minnesota fire truck.
That truck was taking part in a flag display commemorating the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
Andover fire department Fire Chief Jerry Streich couldn't believe his eyes. Jerry shot the video in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids. The department says the video has been viewed more than one million times.
The video shows two serial fire trucks parked on an overpass, suspending an American flag between their ladders, a tribute to the victims and first responders of the 9/11 attacks.
The national bird landed on the top of the truck's ladders, paused for a moment on the edge of the basket, then flew off. USA Today has more information.