UPDATE: Eagle Gets Bionic Beak Story
Remember the bald eagle whose beak was shot off by some asshole poacher? Well she's finally rocking a bionic replacement, albeit temporary. "The new beak is only a temporary fix, designed to nail down precise measurements." That's a real picture of it there. Beauty (the eagle) needed the fake beak in order to grasp food and not require hand-feeding.
"She's got a grill," joked Nate Calvin, the Boise engineer who spent 200 hours designing the complex beak.
HAHAHAHA! A grill! A bird with a grill, that's priceless. *wipes tear* God, you should do standup.
Seriously though Nate, my hat's off to you and everyone else volunteering their time and expertise. You've all done a great job and made me hate people a little less.
Thanks for keeping me up to date Matt, now lets go find that poacher