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Personal Fowl: Video of War Eagle IV’s supposed penalty pecking of Florida’s Wes Chandler in 1976

UPDATE: Ill-Eagle Procedure vs. Florida in 1976? No way says former War Eagle IV trainer.

I mean, it had to exist. And because I knew it had to exist, and because I said I knew it had to exist for all the world to hear during last week’s episode of It’s Pronounced Jordan, now we know for sure. (Thanks, Jil Chastain—that’s TWO listeners!)

Behold! Grainy visual confirmation that Tiger the eagle did indeed give Florida’s Wes Chandler the business down in the Swamp in 1976 (can’t see it? Try here.)

Like other business more recently given, this “Talons After Touchdown” actually resulted in a penalty, or at least the authors of The Football Hall of Shame 2 say it did… though after seeing the footage, I’m not sure how seriously we should take them—Chandler may have heard a “loud squawk” but it doesn’t look like the eagle got his beak close enough to actually bite him as he claimed.

But since the first two YouTube search results for “Auburn player” are videos titled “Police Dog bites Auburn player” and “UGA bites at Auburn player,” what’s important is that Tiger made an effort, that we were at least once on the giving end of a gridiron animal attack, even if it didn’t break the skin.

Read the full account here.

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Jeremy Henderson is the editor of The War Eagle Reader and co-host of Rich and Jeremy in the Mornings on Wings 94.3 FM in Auburn. Follow him on Twitter: @wareaglereader / @jerthoughts / @RichandJeremy

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