Watch what it's like to be an eagle soaring around an NFL stadium

Tuesday November 25th, 2014

Challenger the eagle is famous enough to have his own Wikipedia article. On Sunday, he soared around Houston's NRG Stadium before the Texans-Bengals game while wearing a GoPro camera. 

The unique vantage point gives beautiful views of the packed stadium from high above. 

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The American Eagle Foundation says the camera is attached to a custom harness which is "comfortable, stretchy, and doesn't interfere with his flight capabilities whatsoever."

Challenger returned to his handler without incident, which is more than we can say about other birds at NFL games

- Dan Gartland

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