Russian Steller's Sea Eagle
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Escaped eagle gives dog walkers a fright

25 June 2012 Last updated at 22:33 BST

Sisters Lindsey and Lorna Hutchinson got quite a shock during a dog walk near their home in Gateshead.

Towering over them was a giant Russian Steller's Sea Eagle.

It has a wingspan of over 8ft and is capable of taking cats and dogs for its prey at whim.

Jim Knight reports.