Auburn’s golden eagle loves Easter bunnies

Auburn’s golden eagle loves Easter bunnies
Nova, Auburn University's golden eagle, poses for a photo Sunday above his perch of Easter bunny treats. (Source: Southeastern Raptor Center)

AUBURN, AL (WSFA) - Everyone likes the Easter bunny. That wiggly, pink nose is the tip of a cute, furry, cuddly, little creature.

But while everyone simply likes the Easter bunny, there’s a certain eagle that...cough... loves the Easter bunny. You can probably add “tasty” to the list of adjectives.

Sunday morning, War Eagle VII, or Nova - Auburn University’s golden eagle - posed for a tongue-in-beak photo at the Southeastern Raptor Center.

“Why was that bunny carrying eggs? Oh well, it sure did taste good!” his official social media account posted.

Why was that bunny carrying eggs? Oh well, it sure did taste good! #WarEagle #GoldenEagle #Raptor #Easter

Posted by War Eagle VII on Sunday, April 21, 2019

Nova, a 20-year-old golden eagle, was hatched at the Montgomery Zoo in 1999 and came to Auburn in 2000.

In 2004 he made his first pre-game flight at the Auburn/Kentucky game. Two years later he succeeded War Eagle VI (Tiger) to become the official symbol of the Auburn University spirit.

Due to a chronic heart disease, Nova’s flights around Jordan Hare Stadium before football were halted 2017. The University’ bald eagle, Spirit, has taken up those duties.

Nova continues to live it up. His social media accounts chronicles his, often times, funny adventures. He also makes numerous educational presentations each year.

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