Staff at Kent based Dogs Trust Canterbury are taking extra care when walking and exercising smaller homeless hounds, and urge local dog owners to be on the lookout for the potentially deadly bird still at large in the area.
Our canine carers are taking every precaution when walking our dogs. Dogs Trust urges all dog owners in the area to be cautious when out and about, and owners of smaller breeds not to leave them unattended in gardens. We hope Rex the Eagle finds his way safely home as soon as possible.
A huge hunting eagle capable of carrying off an adult dog in its massive talons is on the loose in Kent. Rex the Steller's sea eagle, who went missing after a birds of prey demonstration, has a wingspan of 9ft and is considered the most aggressive of its kind - and is easily capable of killing a Jack Russell. The king of the skies can carry off prey weighing up to 13lbs, the weight of an adult Shih Tzu, a miniature poodle, or an Italian Greyhound and should not be approached. Rex has a wingspan of 9ft The huge bird, which makes a deep barking cry when aggressive, is believed to be flying around Kent after it escaped from a midday show in Dartford on Sunday.