Just a few days after the U.S. presidential elections, two bald eagles stuck in a drain storm became internet celebrities as they were likened to the current situation in America.
Thousands of internet users expressed the country was going down the drain, and that the bird, which is the national animal of the United States, had already depicted what the future was going to look like.
There are bald eagles trapped in a sewer drain here in Orlando. If that's not a metaphor for America right now I don't know what is.— Adam Soucie (@AdamSoucie) November 10, 2016
Two bald eagles injured in Orlando. How coincidental that a symbol of this nation is stuck in a drain. ????— ¡Glenda! (@imagine_dream_9) November 10, 2016
So two bald eagles were trapped in a sewer drain in Florida. Probably Cuz Florida let freedom go down the drain after voting for Trump.— alex ayala (@Lexdothis67) November 11, 2016
Things took an unfortunate turn when one of the two birds died, once again prompting people to liken it to the post-election America.
That storm drain eagle died, and in doing so, became an even more pointed metaphor for post-election America. https://t.co/Ytdmdsep24— Avalon (@ThatAvalon) November 15, 2016
Now, a photo of a bald eagle staring at its reflection is making rounds on the internet after Sam Morris, a design editor for the Guardian U.S., posted it on Twitter.
The post has been re-tweeted around 45,000 times and has received hundreds of comments along with over 90,000 likes.
This photo of an Eagle taking a hard look at itself is not a metaphor for anything that's been in the news recently pic.twitter.com/FLyANNUg44— Sam Morris (@SamMorrisDesign) January 26, 2017
The picture, clicked by James Geddes in 2011, was captioned “This photo of an Eagle taking a hard look at itself is not a metaphor for anything that's been in the news recently,” by Morris.
Internet users have taken it upon themselves to suggest what the animal may have been thinking, and have also used the photo to express their views on the ongoing state of the nation.
Let’s just hope the photo really doesn’t turn into a metaphor and everything in the country remains under control.
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