Of puppies and eagles... Right around noon today I took Cabo and Mako (our field spaniel puppies) out for their daily walk. We took our usual route up into the hills just east of our home. As we crested the first little bump, I spotted a bald eagle resting on a fence post just ahead of us (center of the iPhone snap at right). The puppies were so busy rooting around at ground level that they didn't spot it. We got to within about 50' before the eagle, spooked, took off. I had switched to video shortly before that; you can watch it below. The puppies spotted the eagle about a nanosecond after it left the fence post, and they practically pulled my arm out in their efforts to chase it.