I took the family to Northern PA/Southern NY this weekend for leaf peeping. It was a little disappointing because we jumped the gun. Although we saw some beautiful sights, it would have been better if I had waited a week or two. In fact, we're going to go again in two weeks to verify. But we saw one thing that made the whole trip worthwhile. Stop reading now if you are squeamish. I was on a rural road when an eagle flew out in front of the car, about 50 feet high and about 50 - 75 feet ahead of the car. It had white tail feathers fanned out like the flaps of an airplane when it's landing. In its talons dangled a rabbit probably already dead. I was going about 25 or 30 mph and was gaining on the eagle. We traveled together like that for about 1000 feet or so when the eagle dropped the motionless limp rabbit onto the road just to the side of me. It continued flying along the road so that I overtook it and got a good look at its white face and neck. How magnificent. Then it flew up and away, I suppose back to the rabbit. I guess that the eagle thought that my car was a danger to it and for some reason, it could not fly high with the heavy rabbit, so it couldn't top the trees that bordered the road. Probably it dropped the rabbit to gain speed and then height. It is a sight I will never forget.