Zoo's bald eagle home after three days on the lam

Last updated 13:53 27/02/2013
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HANGING OUT: Sequioa with zoo staff member John Flynn.

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A radio transmitter and then a feast of quail and mouse led to the capture of a California zoo's bald eagle, who had been on run for three days.

The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo's tame 24-year-old bald eagle Sequoia was enjoying her daily exercise at the weelend at a park when strong winds spooked her.

Instead of returning to handlers, she flew north and roosted in Menlo Park.

The San Jose Mercury News reported Sequoia was tracked down to a Redwood City tree.

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 joined the Palo Alto zoo last year.

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- AP

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