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As part of the pregame festivities, Clark the Bald Eagle was supposed to take a flying tour around AT&T Stadium. However, Clark decided to take a rest stop on the arm of a Notre Dame fan before returning to his handler.
Or maybe Clark just liked the guy. Then Clark landed on another fan before he was done with his side trip.
Whatever the reason, it provided lots of chuckles as the Eagle's unscheduled was shown on the stadium's giant video board. And even more laughs in the pressbox when the announcement was made, "Clark the bald eagle has been successfully retrieved."
And by the time the game kicked off, the Eagle had its own Twitter feed: @bowl_eagle .