r/AnimalsBeingDerps Mar 28 '23

Derpy Murphy

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u/NYSenseOfHumor Mar 28 '23

Male and female bald eagles build their nests together and take turns incubating the eggs.

Bald eagles mate for life and keep their nests longterm (if they like the nest), so what happened to Murphy’s mate?

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u/EasterBunnyArt Mar 28 '23

I am hoping he hasn’t found the love of his life yet. Until then he is practicing being a good future dad.

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u/bellynipples Mar 28 '23

The only way this doesn’t end up being sad lol

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23 I'd Like to Thank... Awesome Answer

She was a gargoyle and they never had the heart to tell him

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u/Background_Ant Mar 28 '23

Reminds me of Nigel, the loneliest bird in the world. Wildlife officials placed bird decoys on a desolate island in an attempt to establish a colony. He was the only bird who moved in, and bonded with a particular decoy bird. He spent his life with it until he died in their nest, surrounded by lifeless decoys.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2018/02/02/nigel-the-worlds-loneliest-bird-dies-next-to-the-concrete-decoy-he-loved/

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u/Peligineyes Mar 28 '23

Imagine being a space explorer and aliens lure you to a planet suitable for human habitation, but you're the only one that's real and everyone else is a android or hologram.

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u/etquod Mar 28 '23

How did you know about my screenplay?

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u/smokeyoudog Mar 28 '23

Star Trek TNG The Royale

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u/SrslyCmmon Mar 28 '23

DS9 Shadowplay as well

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u/TheBetawave Mar 28 '23

I've seen both. And I have to say. I can call myself a nerd.

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u/[deleted] Mar 29 '23

TNG "Future Imperfect"

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u/Miguel-odon Mar 29 '23

I, too, can call you a nerd.

Nerd.

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u/Clementine-Wollysock Mar 29 '23

Sounds a little more like Slaughterhouse 5.

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u/bear_sees_the_car Mar 28 '23

r/solipsism

Everyone around u is an npc

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u/RonBourbondi Mar 28 '23

You guys suck at leaving around items and cash if that's the case.

Also how can I upgrade my dog into a Direwolf?

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u/bear_sees_the_car Mar 29 '23

You are asking wrong npc sorry💁‍♀️

i exist to observe cat memes

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u/Radiant_Ad3776 Mar 29 '23

You just have to figure out how to press f12, it opens the debug menu

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u/Braken111 Mar 29 '23

Isn't that what normal people call narcissism?

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u/Peligineyes Mar 29 '23

Narcissism is like "I'm more important than everyone else".

Solipsism is like "Nothing is real, everything and everyone is a figment of my imagination."

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u/Braken111 Mar 31 '23

I guess I just don't understand the difference?

I can accept the thought that this life is just a "fever dream" of sorts, or some sort of simulation like the Matrix.

If life is all a sham, I'd still be nice to the NPCs, as I do to others IRL. I can't bring myself to do the "bad" options in games that are completely separated from real life.

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u/bear_sees_the_car Mar 29 '23

I dunno what “normal people” u even refer to.. English is not my native language and before yesterday i actually didn’t know it had second meaning aside philosophy terminology.

Solipsism in philosophy is simply put “life is a single player game and it is all in my head, any character i meet is a figment if my imagination”, which also translates to everything around you is being you, since they are all created by your mind.

Think of your dreams: people u know in real life and same people in your dreams. In your dreams they are projection of them by you, not actually them. In your dreams every aspect of a dream (by standard interpretation) is a part of your subconscious, not something from outside you.

Tl;dr: Solipsism is kinda “this is all my dream”.

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u/TheSilversky64 Mar 29 '23

Shoutout to the Death Note OST for teaching me that word lmao

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u/bear_sees_the_car Mar 29 '23

Lmao

i love how educational anime is, despite what “outsiders” assume of it.

If u haven’t seen, bakuman is made by the same creators: story about manga publishing world and basically explains how they did death note.

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u/KnifeFightChopping Mar 28 '23

There is a Star Trek TNG episode that's pretty close to this idea.

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u/sarcasmexorcism Mar 28 '23

i pretty much fall asleep to the royale every night.

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u/MikeRowePeenis Mar 29 '23

Why is TNG so perfect for falling asleep?? Is it that ambient engine noise constantly in the background?

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u/Christawpher Mar 29 '23

There's 10 hour videos of that background noise on YouTube. I hate when the credit music/laser battles happen. Always shock me awake.

I get that ambience going, then I put on a podcast or some lecture/tutorial about physics/electricity, and make it baaaarely audibe/decipherable.

That's the sweet spot for me to fall asleep.

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u/dreedweird Mar 29 '23

Ooo! Best news: there’s an app called myNoise that has a track called Warp Speed. Use the sliders to adjust to your perfect combo and then just let it run for as long as you like.

I hooked up my old phone to an amp and speakers. This plus blackout curtains = calm sleep oasis in a busy city.

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u/AFresh1984 Mar 29 '23

It's also more or less the plot of the pilot for TOS.

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u/schruteski30 Mar 28 '23

Thank you for describing my current experience.

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u/Wads_Worthless Mar 28 '23

If I couldn’t tell the difference, I’d be totally fine with it tbh.

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u/Jokens145 Mar 29 '23

He has figured it out, GET HIM!

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u/RonBourbondi Mar 28 '23

I mean how realistical is the android exactly?

If I can have sex with it and it's good at conversation I wouldn't be too down about the situation.

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u/Bashed_to_a_pulp Mar 29 '23

Crash test dummy good enough for you?

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u/bobafoott Mar 29 '23

Realistic enough you wouldn’t try to leave apparently

Now where that bar is would be another question. The umbrella academy and I Am Legend make me think it’s a low bar

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u/Crotch_Football Mar 28 '23

There was also a penguin at a zoo in Japan that fell in love with an anime character.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grape-kun

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u/RonBourbondi Mar 28 '23

They couldn't upgrade him to a body pillow?

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u/yrddog Mar 28 '23

That was adorable.

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u/Cat_Marshal Mar 28 '23

I mean, who am I to judge?

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u/chubbycatchaser Mar 28 '23

Aww. Even penguins can have waifus.

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u/screaminginfidels Mar 29 '23

If I'M weird, you're saying PENGUINS are weird too, mom!

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u/Obama_fingered_me Mar 28 '23

I don’t like you, I was already feeling down…unsubscribe

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u/cryinginthelimousine Mar 28 '23

Thanks for ruining my day

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23

Promised my friend I would say hello to you today. Hello.

Hello.

Please say hello to me.

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u/JasperJunot Mar 29 '23

Hello Johnny. How was your day so far? Anything nice or interesting happened?

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u/Significant-Oil-3927 Mar 29 '23

It says others moved in a month before he died but he didn't pay them any attention. Plus he could have left at any time. Maybe he was content.

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u/TheGothDragon Mar 29 '23

That’s an interesting article, but quite sad too. RIP Nigel.

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u/graveybrains Mar 28 '23

We’re only making plans for Nigel. We only want what’s best for him.

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u/BrettyJ Mar 29 '23

That's the saddest story I've ever heard

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u/MikeRowePeenis Mar 29 '23

Classic Nigel

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u/bobafoott Mar 29 '23

Same Nigel. I often feel like I’m surrounded by lifeless decoys as well

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u/BurnzillabydaBay Mar 29 '23

Wow, that hurts my heart.

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u/FirstDayJedi Mar 28 '23

Life finds a way

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u/chilibomb Mar 28 '23

uhh

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u/smokeyoudog Mar 28 '23

Make ‘em say unhhhhhhhh

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u/koj09823 Mar 28 '23

NA nahhh NA nahhhhh

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u/DeshaunWatsonsAnus Mar 28 '23

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u/Sinthe741 Mar 28 '23

I knew that wouldn't be a sub, and I'm so disappointed that I'm right.

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u/dookieblaster06 Mar 28 '23

This ain't no fuckin P

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u/MyAccountWasBanned7 Mar 28 '23

I thought gargoyles preferred goats?

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u/GoddessNefertiti Mar 28 '23

One of the best Disney movies ever

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u/MyAccountWasBanned7 Mar 29 '23

It really is. The soundtrack alone puts it in the top tier.

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u/BarklyWooves Mar 28 '23

Stone by day, warriors by night

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u/FinoPepino Mar 28 '23

Now I can hear the music

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u/Afraid_of_Okapi Mar 28 '23

“She was a cold eagle with a heart of stone. When the rehab workers took me away, she was completely still, didn’t even blink. I bet she’s still perched up on that church spier, just looking down on everyone.”

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u/LjSpike Mar 28 '23

Whenever he tried to ask she stonewalled him, and eventually it became clear he was getting the cold shoulder.

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u/Delicious_Subject_91 Mar 28 '23

Demona had it goin on. I don't blame Murphy.

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u/Equinsu-0cha Mar 28 '23

That explains why the egg is a rock

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u/Mrs_Enid_Kapelsen Mar 28 '23

Murphy is at the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis, which takes in birds who can't be re-released into the wild (Murphy has wing damage and can't fly). He's in a cage with two female eagles, but if he mated before he was injured, I guess it's possible that his mate is still in the wild?

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u/9bpm9 Mar 28 '23

Well damn, I live 20 minutes from there and have lived in St. Louis my whole life. Never been.

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u/Fuck_you_Reddit_Nazi Mar 28 '23

You should go. It's a cool place.

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u/LFNB2613 Mar 29 '23

And say hi to Murph.

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u/an_agreeing_dothraki Mar 29 '23

It's right next to Lone Elk Park. They've also got Ravens and Owls and such.

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u/DingleBoone Mar 28 '23

I did my Eagle Project for the World Bird Sanctuary! 🙂

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u/NYSenseOfHumor Mar 29 '23

Of course it was an Eagle Project. You wouldn’t do a Salamander Project at the World Bird Sanctuary.

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u/DingleBoone Mar 29 '23

Username checks out (in the best of ways, that got me 😂)

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u/Happy_Nutty_Me Mar 28 '23

Well, maybe Murphy is the eagle version of the cool, crazy, forever bachelor, uncle dude every families seem to have??

OR, he might not have met his 1 true love yet and is practicing his incubating skills for when he meets her??

OR, he is just very confused/messed up due to falling out of the nest and landing on his head once too many as an eaglet??

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u/WhyIsThatOnMyCat Mar 28 '23

He could be a guncle (gay uncle).

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u/mrfluffles300 Mar 29 '23

or the asexual uncle

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u/xbjedi Mar 29 '23

Not every family has that guy, my family doesn--- oh. I'M THAT GUY!

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u/mrpink57 Mar 28 '23 edited Mar 29 '23

Brings the bag of weed every Sunday and is always on speed dial for beer.

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u/BALONYPONY Mar 29 '23

Murph! Icehouse STAT!

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u/bear_sees_the_car Mar 28 '23

How many cool bachelors expect a rock to hatch? Emphasis on crazy, i see

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u/30katz Mar 28 '23

I’m totally a cool bachelor and the rock that I’m trying to hatch is my career.

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u/hibelly Mar 28 '23

There's a trio of eagles who have a nest together. Theres a live cam of them. It's very unusual.

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u/a_lonely_trash_bag Mar 29 '23 edited Mar 29 '23

The whole thing is fascinating, imo. If this is Valor I, Valor II, and Starr you're talking about, their story is like something from a movie.

The pair of eagles who built the nest in 2012 consisted of a female the locals named "Hope," and a male they named "Valor."

Valor was pretty much a deadbeat dad the first year they were together, not bringing back food for Hope while she incubated the eggs, and doing a poor job incubating the eggs while Hope hunted. He failed to pull his weight when feeding the eaglets after they hatched, which resulted in both babies dying.

Hope found a new mate the next year, a male who became known as Valor II. Valor I still hung around, though, and after a couple of years, joined the pair. Both males were seen on camera mating with Hope in 2016, which proved she accepted both males. But unfortunately, their nest was attacked by another pair of eagles in the spring of 2017, and Hope disappeared, presumably killed by the other eagles. Valor I and Valor II successfully raised the babies to fledge together, though.

In the autumn of 2017, another female showed up, and was named Starr. She has also been seen mating with both males, and the Trio raise their hatchlings together.

Their nest was destroyed in the 2020 midwest derecho, but they built a new nest nearby. The Trio was last seen together in March of 2022. There's currently a pair in the new nest with eggs, and there's speculation that the female might be Starr, but it's uncertain. It is certain, though, that the male is not one of the Valors.

The site's Facebook page explains that while eagles often mate for many years together, it's not a "for life" kind of thing.

https://stewardsumrr.org/webcams/bald-eagle-nest-cam-live-1/

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=pfbid02UQZu3MXZaphWwuTC61GYw8qkf8K6rQgApz8xewKvF7BJGSzvTWzbjLnCvBVGLKmzl&id=100064866930931

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u/Adventurous_Pay3708 Mar 29 '23

Sounds like the trio of ducks from the nearby lake that kept trying to nest in my pool every year…

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u/BlocksWithFace Mar 28 '23

Does make me wonder if there's some tragic backstory about his previous mate and their eggs/hatchlings.

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u/CanadianDinosaur Mar 28 '23

A Baracuda attacked and left only Murphy alive with a damaged wing

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u/BeautifulType Mar 29 '23

His wife spent too much time on social media and watching FOXY news and became a EAnon

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u/BlueMist53 Mar 29 '23

He’s practicing being a good dad. I won’t accept any other answer

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u/penguinintheabyss Mar 28 '23

This looks like a very bad divorce.

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u/adventurepony Mar 29 '23

Murph just out here showing he can be a good dad to get visitation rights and reduced alimony.

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u/AAC0813 Mar 28 '23

We have an aerie near our house, and it’s great being able to watch them have a family every summer

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u/[deleted] Mar 29 '23

Life is a bit more difficult being adopted(anecdotal), imagine being adopted by a whole other species. His mate could very well be human, despite lack of consent from the human, lol. He’s just doing his best.

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u/CzechzAndBalancez Mar 29 '23

I like the SW Florida Eagle Cam. Harriet's first mate, Ozzie, died and she now has M15 as her mate. So they don't necessarily mate for life.

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u/NYSenseOfHumor Mar 29 '23

They mated for Ozzie's life.

What do you expect from Harriet or any widow? Not to move on with her life?

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u/earthlings_all Mar 29 '23

M15 caused Ozzie’s death. Then he hung around until the next breeding season and became her new mate.

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u/Last_Caregiver_282 Mar 28 '23

Except for giga chad bachelor Mr President who lives in DC and ditched his mate causing a lot of drama in the bird watching community.

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u/NYSenseOfHumor Mar 28 '23

I Googled, because I forgot about that drama.

It looks like First Lady left Mr. President when a younger female came to visit. First Lady chased away all the other visitors to their nest, but not this younger female (now named LOTUS).

Apparently First Lady ditched Mr. President outside of nesting months and LOTUS sticks around all year.

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u/lilacnyangi Mar 29 '23

"She's a woman of mystery." Brilliant.

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u/SoloPenguin13 Mar 28 '23

I will not allow this Murphy Slander. We dont know if he'll be a deadbeat dad or not. I believe in you Murphy.

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u/GirlInAPainting Mar 28 '23

Most deadbeat dads never do any parenting. Murphy's already training and ahead of the game! His eagle kiddos are gonna be so lucky! 🙂

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u/Mist_Rising Mar 28 '23

He has a lifetime to train for this too, no way the hatchlings come before he is ready.

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u/ddh85 Mar 29 '23 edited Mar 29 '23

Could you imagine little rock eagles hatching, but being confused on why they're too heavy to fly?

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u/Murrabbit Mar 29 '23

Trust me if and when they come ain't no one gonna be ready.

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u/MillieBirdie Mar 28 '23

He's being the opposite of a deadbeat by taking care of his rock baby.

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u/StuperDan Mar 29 '23

Murph is playing 4D mating games. All the eagle single hotties are flying by looking down at his display of parental fitness and swooning. Laying there looking stud-ly he effortlessly shows he can not only build a nest, but he is such a fearsome and brave protector that he is not even worried all the scary predators on the ground.

It's like when a uncle takes his nephew to the park to pick up dates.

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u/ScreenshotShitposts Mar 28 '23

His parenting strategy is solid

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u/kellyklyra Mar 28 '23

As solid as his egg

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u/Radiant-Reputation31 Mar 29 '23

🎵 Solid as a rock 🎵

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u/BlizzPenguin Mar 28 '23

We will all look dumb if that rock hatches.

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u/driedoldbones Mar 29 '23

"Wildlife rehab eagle hatches gargoyle egg" would make a cute story rt

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u/voiceoffrikkinreason Mar 29 '23

Boy would I love to read that book.

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u/Sakura4367 Mar 28 '23

I love Murphy from the WBS! But it is funny/cute seeing the updates on him.

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u/LjSpike Mar 28 '23

Hey, that rock survived the spring didn't it? I think Murphy did a fine job.

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u/i8TheWholeThing Mar 28 '23

He a little confused but he got the spirit.

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u/DaveForgotHisPasswor Mar 28 '23

Rock and Stone, Murphy!

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u/cyber_loafer Mar 28 '23

Did I hear a Rock and Stone?

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u/WanderingDwarfMiner Mar 28 '23

To Rock and Stone!

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u/Vangad Mar 28 '23

Geez, you guys are everywhere. Really making me want to get the game.

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u/Earth2Julia Mar 29 '23

You should give it a shot. Hands down the most hours I’ve ever put into a game, it’s a blast.

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u/humblepotatopeeler Mar 28 '23

when your parents let the whole neighborhood know you're a dumbass.

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u/teaandviolets Mar 29 '23

That eagle ain't right, I tell you hwat.

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u/Redqueenhypo Mar 28 '23

Fun fact: American law states that no bald eagle can be kept in captivity if it can be returned to the wild. Based on the fact he’s built a nest on the ground, this dodo probably can’t fly and is living his best zoo life

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u/TheGreatTiger Mar 28 '23

Most of the bald eagles that I've seen in zoos had been injured or had parts of their wings amputated by poachers.

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u/BadFaithAlways Mar 29 '23

What’s even the functional use of killing a bald eagle? Taxidermy gloating?

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u/SavingStupid Mar 29 '23

Some cultures value certain parts of certain animals and will pay accordingly.

Most people are aware that the Chinese use animals parts for hokey "medicine" but a lot of people don't know that Native Americans place high value on eagle feathers, and that there is a black market on rare feathers that are illegal to possess.

There is even a government repository that collects and gives eagle feathers to them that would normally be illegal to purchase, in order to incentivize them to not deal with poachers. Naturally though, some assholes still do.

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u/SparkyDogPants Mar 28 '23

Someone said he lives in St. Louis or something and indeed cannot fly

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u/NoInitiative4821 Mar 28 '23

If Murphy could read this he'd probably be upset.

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u/willworkforicecream Mar 28 '23

If you want to watch some less goofy eagles, there's a camera on the nest of these two.

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u/NYSenseOfHumor Mar 28 '23

Murphy is perfect. Why would we want less goofy eagles?

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u/Substantial-Fan6364 Mar 28 '23

I want MORE goofy eagles!

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u/happy_bluebird Mar 28 '23

do you want eagles that are more goofy, or more eagles that are goofy?

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u/catladyorbust Mar 28 '23

Yes.

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u/happy_bluebird Mar 29 '23

I approve of your username

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u/SpaceManSmithy Mar 29 '23

And now I'm imagining an eagle that looks and hyucks like Goofy.

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u/RofaRofa Mar 28 '23

Jackie and Shadow are no less goofy than Murphy. I love watching their antics.

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u/TrustyBobcat Mar 28 '23

Oh I just checked on the cam for the first time in a few weeks and was gutted to see no little chicks and that their last clutch didn't hatch. 😥 Nature sucks sometimes.

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u/KSredneck69 Mar 28 '23

Was so sad watching the update video of jackie trying to convince shadow to let them go. Hopefully next year will be kinder to them

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u/TrustyBobcat Mar 28 '23

They're apparently mating quite a bit right now and are rebuilding the nest, so it's possible they'll lay another clutch this season! 🤞

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u/KSredneck69 Mar 28 '23

Fingers crossed indeed. Would be much warmer weather coming up if they do.

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u/michiness Mar 28 '23

Most of California got record-levels amount of snow this winter (and it’s still… not… stopping). While this is good in some ways, it’s devastating in others.

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u/SrslyCmmon Mar 28 '23

According to some vets who watch the channel the eggs were infertile, they couldn't see any remains. Looks like they are preparing for a new clutch though.

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u/The_Silver_Nuke Mar 28 '23

Ah yeah that's sad. I was watching at the beginning of February but considering how much snow they got and how cold it was I'm not surprised.

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u/sudo_kill-9-u_root Mar 29 '23

I've seen them have a domestic dispute over where to place a particular branch on the nest.

Shadow wanted it on the left side and Jackie wasn't having any talk of that absurdity. Sticks like this go on the right side.

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u/leshake Mar 28 '23

There's a crow stealing their good sticks!

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u/SnuggleMuffin42 Mar 28 '23

There's a crow there crowing around wtffff

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u/jnj3000 Mar 29 '23

Jackie and shadow can get pretty goofy when they’re fighting over the placement of sticks in the nest.

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u/Either_Coconut Mar 28 '23

I wonder if they can provide him with a female, so he can help her produce real eggs?

The last time I was at the Philadelphia Zoo, they had a male and female eagle who had survived injuries that made it impossible to release them into the wild. However, they were capable of producing healthy eggs. The Zoo and wildlife experts who track wild eagles' nests would then take the eggs, and insert each one into a nest where the eggs were of a similar age. The wild parents were able to raise the added baby alongside their own. So even though our Zoo's eagles aren't able to be wild, their offspring are helping to repopulate the wild with bald eagles.

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u/bartlesnid_von_goon Mar 29 '23

Murphy lives with two females in his enclosure.

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u/Ok_Patience_6957 Mar 28 '23

Give the guy a mate. He’s a family man man

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u/BukuBladez Mar 28 '23 I'm Deceased

A single mom who works two jobs

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u/aiden_asphyxia Mar 28 '23

Who loves her kids and never stops!

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u/aahymsaa Mar 28 '23

With gentle hands and the heart of a fighter!

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u/Yellowhairdontcare Mar 28 '23

Murphs a survivor.

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u/Sokandueler95 Mar 29 '23

This is actually a thing. Females will get a roughly egg sized rock and fly it high with the male in tow, then she will drop the “egg” and wait to see if the male catches it. Baldies mate for life, and so the females are especially picky about the protective maturity of the male, as they will share responsibility for the incubation and nurturing of the young.

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u/benjadolf Mar 28 '23

Pet rock is diversifying business operations into the eggs industry.

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u/A-A-RONS7 Mar 29 '23

We salute you

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u/Additional_Hippo_878 Mar 29 '23

Murphy Rocks, man! A big Stones fan, I reckon... collects coat :D

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u/an_agreeing_dothraki Mar 29 '23

This is the World Bird Sanctuary in St. Louis county out near the county line. If you're ever in town on days they give tours, it's $8 per car and pure gold.

Unless you don't want the forbidden knowledge that upset golden eagles (the ultra-chads that hunt honey badgers) sound like terriers.

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u/Liesmith424 Mar 29 '23

Imagine you're a depressed and lonely guy, and you buy a fleshlight to fleshlight yourself with, and aliens so advanced that you can't even comprehend them decide to broadcast your fleshlighting to the entire galaxy with a cheeky joke, and they all find it adorable.

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u/rethinkr Mar 28 '23

More like lucky rock

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u/januaryemberr Mar 28 '23

Papa Murphy

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u/Goeasyimhigh Mar 28 '23

Gonna feel real dumb when that rock hatches.

Being all smug n shit smh

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u/gcaledonian Mar 29 '23

Murphy is trying his best.

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u/SpeedyPrius Mar 28 '23

I thought that looked familiar - WBS is a great place to visit!

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u/PlagueofSquirrels Mar 28 '23

If he was human it'd be an anime pillow

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u/FosterPupz Mar 29 '23

I just adore this! Good luck Murphy!

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u/TootieSummers Mar 28 '23

I feel like this type of sign should be posted with every animal pic for the lovely Redditors that insist all animals are being abused.

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u/bluefield10 Mar 28 '23

Why don’t they give him a fertilized egg?

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u/Ampatent Mar 28 '23

A single bird would not be able to incubate, brood, and raise a chick on their own. On top of that, the chick would be exposed to a multitude of threats on the ground.

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u/IceNein Mar 28 '23

Murphy is just trying to be a good father.

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u/Aliencoy77 Mar 28 '23

There's a local news thing going on here in SW Florida about some paired eagles (there's a live feed of the nest) where the female went missing after laying eggs. After a week or so, the male was seen frequently consorting with another female.

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u/PrudentDamage600 Mar 29 '23

Murphy is illegal in Florida.

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u/Keatosis Mar 29 '23

Will Murphy mourn the egg if it doesn't hatch?

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u/[deleted] Mar 28 '23

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u/j0eg0d Mar 29 '23

That rock identifies as an egg. Murphy is a supportive parent.

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u/mhans3 Mar 28 '23

Rock, flag and eagle!