Releasing a bald eagle in chapel at Oral Roberts University does not go as planned

Yesterday, during the chapel service at Oral Roberts University, a bald eagle was released to fly around inside the auditorium. Thanks to the vast windows along the sides of the building and the bright blue beyond outside those windows, things didn’t go so well for the bird…

The view from the floor…

[Update: Not surprisingly, this Instagram user removed her video. Still available on YouTube, though…]

The view from the balcony…

In a third longer video, we see that the bird who was quickly retrieved by its handler was dazed but fine.

(via Tony Jones)