This eagle stuck in a car grille is a slightly too on-the-nose metaphor for the 2016 election

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A bald eagle in Clay County, Florida that got stuck in the grille of a car is reportedly okay, according to authorities.

Images of the bird are being compared to the state of America right now in the middle of a bizarre and often dispiriting election weekend.

I’m not a creative writing professor. But if I were I’d probably deem this, “A fine metaphor, but perhaps a little too heavy-handed.”

Dropping the metaphor for a moment and focusing on the eagle, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office shared details of the bird’s rescue on Facebook.

We are all the eagle.

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