Majestic bald eagle goes through TSA at Charlotte airport: ‘America, heck yea!’

At a time when the left gives us little reason to feel good about America, the majestic sight of a bald eagle still inspires folks and gives reason for their spirits to soar.

Especially when the bird of prey that has been the national emblem of the United States since 1782 is spotted in an airport!

Travelers in North Carolina were surprised to see a massive bald eagle at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The eagle is from the World Bird Sanctuary, named Clark, and was preparing to board a flight, according to the TSA.

“TSA officers are used to seeing an eagle on their uniform as they look over their shoulder, but I’m sure the team at @CLTAirport Checkpoint A did a double take when they saw a real one earlier this week,” read a tweet from TSA Southeast.

In a follow-up tweet, the agency added: “Our special guest was Clark the Eagle with the World Bird Sanctuary, who decided to give his wings a break and fly commercial. His airline notified us and we screened him and his handler. Clark is trained to spread his wings, and even showed off a bit during screening.”

Each airline has the discretion to decide what animals are permitted to fly with passengers in the cabin, according to the FAA’s website.

As for why Clark was out, his cage was being screened:

A video shared online managed to capture just how striking an image the magnificent bird projected inside the airport:

Here are a few other responses from Twitter:

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