This could be the best (and only) eagle playing soccer video you’ll ever see — and it was filmed in B.C.

A plumed player dropped in for a tryout during a soccer practice in North Vancouver last week, much to the delight of onlookers.

The North Shore Football Club was holding a practice with one of its boys teams at Sutherland  when a large eagle appeared on the field and began playing with a soccer ball.

The eagle’s antics brought the practice to a halt while the team and spectators watched in awe as it followed, jumped on and even kicked the ball with one of its claws.

“It was probably one of the most incredible things that I’ve ever seen. Just to be able to be that close, 20 feet from an eagle and to be able to watch it for two-and-a-half minutes was amazing,” said Stuart Ince, club president, who was able to capture the raptor in a video on his phone.


Responses to "Eagle interrupts training session to show off its impressive football skills (Video)"

  1. bmfilip says:

    That is just amazing. They are such beautiful birds. That one was a pretty good size. Thank you for sharing this video.

  2. so, he's a winger? :-)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Most people think the Bald Eagle, is the Sacred Eagle of the Native Americans, sure it's considered a sacred bird , however, it is the Spotted Eagle seen here that Native Americans most treasure as Sacred. Even some tribes had at least one kept from birth, cause the parents of the bird had met fatal injuries. And , it may have become instincts, because the native children played games around and with the mighty bird ; The Spotted Eagle !

  4. Anonymous says:

    Spotted Eagles are native to Asia and Africa. The eagle in the video is an immature Bald Eagle. They don't get the distinctive white head and tail until they mature. Great video of a youngster having fun and honoring everyone with its presence.

  5. Anonymous says:

    That's a impressive bird... Thank you for sharing this funny video.

  6. noneya says:

    It's actually a Golden Eagle

  7. Anonymous says:

    Eastern Woodland Indians liked the Turkey more than the Eagle.

  8. It must have been watching for a while to get the idea to play as well!

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