PHOTOS: Man captures pictures of bird on flying eagle

PHOTOS: Man captures pictures of bird on flying eagle

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ANTIGO, Wis. (WAOW) -- A man from Virginia captured a remarkable wildlife pairing on his camera while visiting Wisconisin.

Chris Tolton was spending time with family in Antigo when he was photographing a bald eagle at Remington Lake.

He said a red-winged blackbird then hopped onto the eagle's back. Tolton said he thinks the smaller bird was protecting its nearby nest.

"I really didn't believe my own eyes there for a few seconds until the flight had ended and I went back and reviewed my photos," Tolton said.

He said he takes photos in nature often but has never seen anything quite like this.

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