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Video: Bald Eagle Goes After Canadian MLB Player

Bald Eagle goes after Canadian MLB player.

A bald eagle went after a Canadian MLB player right before a game between the Mariners and the Twins today. It was quite the scene.

Seattle left-hander James Paxton, a British Columbia, Canada native, had a bald eagle go after him during the national anthem today. The pitcher was actually pretty calm.

Paxton freaked out a little bit, but mostly remained unfazed. The eagle appeared to confuse Paxton for its handler.

Check it out:

Here's a full look at what happened. It's from the MLB:

That probably could have been a lot worse than it was. Good for Paxton for handling it well.

The rest of his day went OK. The left-hander lasted five innings against the Twins. He allowed 2 runs and five hits.

Seattle, though, is losing, 4-2, in the ninth inning. A loss would drop the Mariners to 3-3 on the season.