The eagle’s fall from grace occurred at Oral Roberts University (ORU) in the US state of Oklahoma, in front of a group of students enjoying a display from a professional bird of prey handler, according to Gawker.
“It was a bit shocking to see, but we’re thankful the eagle is OK,” a spokeswoman for the university told local paper Tulsa World.
“When the time came, we’re not sure what happened. It flew around the room and then hit a window.”
The normally graceful bird had apparently become disorientated by the patriotic chants of the crowd, who started chanting ‘USA! USA!’ at the sight of the national animal in flight.