“Perhaps it was fate, then, when an orphaned eaglet, just a week or two old, was brought into the sanctuary this month, having survived a fall from a tree during a storm in Ste. Genevieve, Mo., about 60 miles southeast. In a way, Murphy was the ‘obvious choice’ for a foster parent.” NYT (Gift Article): An Eagle Who Adopted a Rock Becomes a Real Dad. “Murphy, a bald eagle at a bird sanctuary in Valley Park, Mo., had been incubating a rock, and his keepers did not have the heart to separate them. He seemed ready when an eaglet needed a dad.” (By the time the eaglet becomes a teenager, Murphy will wish he’d stuck with the rock.)