by Lauren Gard
As we barrel toward Election Day, Walnut Creek's Lindsay Wildlife Museum offers us a special moment or two with the regal bald eagle, which has served as the official symbol of our great nation for 224 years. Note the political campaign ad-inspired soundtrack that will have you jonesing to hit the polls-and the length of rope encircling the buff bird's little ankle. Not up-close enough for you? See the tethered freedom flyer itself at the museum.