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Zoo Keeper confirms an eagle would destroy a falcon in real life

Zoo Keeper confirms an eagle would destroy a falcon in real life

Ever watch the BBC's Planet Earth? Or Nat Geo's Wild?

Love those shows when they highlight footage of a jaguar fighting a crocodile in nature.

With that said, we wanted to know what would happen if an eagle fought a falcon in real life, so we took a trip down to the Philadelphia Zoo to talk with one of their bird experts.

We spoke with Nora Skochinsky, a birdkeeper at the zoo, who points out the eagle has a tremendous size and strength advantage while the falcon does have some serious speed.

"While it is unlikely, the eagles probably have the advantage over the falcons due to their size and power. The falcons are very fast and very agile but I would say the eagles definitely have that advantage," Skochinsky said.

Let's see it in real life on Saturday.

Scenes from Philly's wild party for the Eagles on Broad Street

Scenes from Philly's wild party for the Eagles on Broad Street

Philadelphia partied on Sunday night.

It was a very fun party.

Eagles fans all across the city from the Far Northeast to the South Philly stadium complex used Broad Street as their meeting spot.

It was a joyous atmosphere. Nick Foles was their hero with his last name replacing “Skol” in a mock Vikings chant that echoed off the buildings all evening. Odd chants about his anatomy also proved popular. Tom Brady emerged as an early enemy, with not-so-fond chants about him being used as a rallying cry.

Everyone was on their best behavior. There was no need for trouble because everyone was so damn happy that the Eagles are actually going to the Super Bowl.

That’s fun to type: the Eagles are going to the Super Bowl.

There were no arrests and no injuries at the packed corners of Broad and Walnut, according to the Philly Police Department.

The most mischief I witnessed there was a jubilant fellow climbing on top of a lottery kiosk only to be told to get down by police. When the police got a hold of him after his descent, chants of “Let him go!” seemed to  work, as he was set free after a stern warning much to the crowd’s delight.

Everything else was high-fiving random people, enjoying the cops turning a blind eye to open containers for one festive evening, and E-A-G-L-E-S chants. So many Eagles chants.

“I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Joe smile so much,” my friend Ashley said at one point.

Just wait until we win the Super Bowl.

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Some scenes from the party. City workers tried to prep for the party by greasing polls across the city. Crisco was not a big enough challenge for some Birds fans.

Get ready to cry watching Julie and Zach Ertz

Get ready to cry watching Julie and Zach Ertz

Find yourself a love like Julie and Zach Ertz.

While Zach Ertz was having his best season on the gridiron, Julie Ertz, who changed her name from Julie Johnston after their March nuptials, was having an amazing season on the pitch. After a 5-1 victory over Denmark on Sunday night in which Julie scored in the 19th minute, U.S. soccer captured this incredible moment.

“Is he really going?” she said.

Oh, he’s going. The Eagles trounced the Vikings, 38-7, advancing to Super Bowl LII (see Roob's observations).

When Zach was shown this video in the locker room, he was overcome with emotion (watch the video above).

Oh, to be young, in love, scoring goals and touchdowns.