In Unalaska at this time of year, you probably won't get in trouble with the feds if you happen to make physical contact with the national bird. It's mating season, a time when bald eagles get territorial around their nests and regularly swoop down on passing humans, reports KUCB.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson Bruce Woods ... says that there are probably more eagle attacks in Unalaska than any other place in the United States. He's even had a run-in himself.
"... When I was out there years ago, I got swooped by one just because I was climbing on this little dirt hill to get a look at the nest," says Woods.
Woods adds that if you want to avoid getting attacked, you shouldn't do what he did. He says to respect the eagles' space and to observe them at a distance. If an eagle does start stalking you, you should put your hands up and make yourself as big as possible. And if it comes down to it and an eagle makes contact with you, Woods says you shouldn't worry too much about legal penalties for swatting the national bird away.
Read more at KUCB: Bald eagles back on the attack.