Sounds a bit libelous, in my opinion.Perhaps the gent wasn't trying to filch an egg. Perhaps he was simply climbing that tree to slap a few baby squirrels.
...and the eggs survive the fall. :)
I agree with Carl...LOL...maybe he was just hugging a tree....not tight enough though! LOL!
"His family said last night that he had climbed the tree only to take photographs ..."Yeah, right ...We get them out here, too, though they're usually looking for chicks - hawks, eagles, kites - rather than eggs ...They're an expensive nuisance, when they get stuck, and have to be plucked off a cliff, somewehere ...But, we lose even more, when they succeed ... some species of raptor have become quite rare ...
But you can't libel the dead, so the headline-writer was allowed free rein!