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Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14

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It’s days like this that you can feel safe the Bruins don’t actually have a live bear for a mascot.

The Bakersfield Condors brought a live condor to the team’s latest game against the Las Vegas Wranglers, and things quickly got out of hand. Almost immediately after the condor was removed from its cage, the bird began struggling with its handler. After breaking free during the national anthem, it was corralled by the handler, only to slip free again when the poor guy wiped out on the ice.

The condor then made a break for it, invading the Bakersfield bench and briefly terrorizing the players and coach before heading down the tunnel and, presumably, to freedom.

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6 Comments:
  • "When the Eagle of the North flies with the Condor of the South, The Spirit of the Land, She will Reawaken". We are on our Way!
  • Good it's free!
  • guess I wasn't the only one that couldn't handle the rendition of our beloved National Anthem, I "broke free" by turning down the volume. But that was classic, I must admit. Ok, so if I offended anybody, my apolgies about the comment on the singing.......
  • I do not blame the bird for wanting to be free, do you?
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