Monday, 9 June 2008

Fake beak.

Gentlemen, we can rebuild her. We have the technologyAccording to the Sun (I wasn't reading it, I promise) a bald eagle has had its beak shot and was starving to death until friendly engineers came along and made it (the eagle) a new one (beak).

The Sun's Kelly Eagle (I kid you not) gives the story only a brief overview, but over in the America, the more respectable USA Today (another completely fact driven news source) goes in to a little more detail, including how the current beak (shown here in a picture nabbed off of Boing Boing) isn't quite right:
"The new beak is only a temporary fix, designed to nail down precise measurements.

A final beak made of tougher material will be created and attached later, though her saviors don't plan to release her back into the wild. They say that she has spent too much time with humans that the final beak will still not be strong enough to tear flesh from prey."

You can see how the beak has broken in the image, exposing the metal underneath the yellow plastic.

[via Boing Boing]

No comments: