Mr Farquharson, the Provost of St Ninian’s cathedral in Perth loves and breeds birds as a hobby. He was attacked by a sea eagle and one of his prized possessions, a goose, was killed by the huge bird – the goose was ripped apart. When the sea eagle next targeted the gander, the Provost tried to chase it away but it swooped down on him and tore his shirt.
The sea eagle with a wing span of 8 feet was one of 16 that have recently released out of captivity in Scotland. The sea eagles had been declared extinct, right now there are hardly 50 breeding pairs in the world – mostly in north Scotland.
The sea eagles have been killing farm animals and birds and releasing them in populated areas should be reconsidered.