“But why couldn’t Gandalf have just sent the big eagles on a return trip to Mordor to dump the Ring into Mount Doom?” We don’t have enough space on this card to discuss this nonsense but we have plenty of space to discuss the Philippine Eagle!
The majestic Philippine Eagle is the largest eagle in the world, measuring 3 feet from the top of its head to the tip of its tail and has a wingspan of 7 feet. There’s also sadly only about 500 of these big bois left in the world.
When first discovered, the bird was called the monkey-eating eagle but that’s actually some feathered fake news because Philippine Eagles eat more than just monkeys. They also eat bats, squirrels, lizards, and OTHER BIRDS OF PREY. We’re not sure if that makes them cannibals but for the sake of drama, we’re going to say that it does.
So it’s safe to say that Gandalf wouldn’t have sent the eagles off on a round-trip to Mount Doom because it’s very likely that hobbits make nice snacks for these guys. So just shut up and enjoy your 14 hours of hobbity-elfy goodness.