A BRITISH expat has spoken of her terror after an eagle tried to fly off with one of her dogs as she walked them on the Costa del Sol.
Suzanne Dodd, 43, was walking her two Jack Russells when the Golden Eagle swooped down and grabbed one of the dogs by the head, near Benalmadena.
“Suddenly this enormous bird swooped across the path. With one talon it grabbed her nose and the other her collar and I thought that was it for the dog but it struggled for a moment and I moved in,” said Dodd.
The actress – who once had a part in EastEnders – grabbed the bird’s wing and prised its claws from the dog’s head as it dragged it towards a cliff.
But despite releasing the dog from its grasp, the eagle continued to swoop down on Dodd as she ran for cover with her pets.
“It was a surreal and terrifying experience,” added Dodd, who reported the incident to police. “It seemed to have no fear of humans.
“It was a beautiful and impressive bird but it has to be stopped before it takes off with someone’s pet.”