Two bald eagles fighting near Portland, Ore., were so engrossed in their battle, they eventually became entangled in a tree, attracting neighborhood onlookers, members from the Audubon Society, and officials from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW).

The two birds were likely deep into a territorial clash when they snared one another with their talons and refused to let go, NBC affiliate KGW reports. However, the eagles separated and flew away just as a bucket truck appeared on the scene. One appeared injured but an ODFW spokesperson said it will likely recover in the wild.