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Famous Bald Eagle Found Electrocuted


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Lindsey
- 775 days ago - grindtv.com
One of the world-famous American bald eagles from Decorah, Iowa, was found dead Sunday at the base of a power pole, a victim of electrocution. News of the loss, the first known fatality among 14 eagles that have hatched at the Decorah nest, spread Monday



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Sue H. (7)
Friday July 6, 2012, 9:58 am
There has Got to be a way to prevent this. :(...
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:19 am
I have watched the Decorah, Iowa Eagles Nest for the past two years. This is devastating news! Watched D12,23, and D14 fledge about a month ago. What a tragedy. A crying shame that they fix it now, installing a (temporary insulation shield on the pole),that it took the death of an young eagle to do so. wow. Thanks, Lindsey for passing this on.
 

Pat B. (354)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:20 am
Should be D12, 13, and D14. I typed that wrong. Sorry.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday July 6, 2012, 10:56 am
It's always after the fact.
 

Bob P. (424)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 2:11 pm
sad news thanks for sharing
 

Marie W. (65)
Saturday July 7, 2012, 9:22 pm
Always take action too late.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 9:51 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Christeen Anderson (474)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 9:55 am
I have lost many squirrels this way and it's terrible to witness. Something should be done.
 

Carrie J. (0)
Sunday July 8, 2012, 11:07 pm
In honor of D12's untimely and preventable death, I have launched a petition on Change.org I'm not sure if they will allow me to post the link, but if you put in either d12 or decorah eagles, the petition will pop up. Currently the Avian Protection Plan is voluntary for the electric companies, and my petition is asking it to be made mandatory. Please help support this important issue by signing and passing it along to everyone you know. Thanks!!
 

Sandi C. (242)
Monday July 9, 2012, 8:14 am
Sadly noted. I watched those babies hatch!
 

Robert O. (12)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:19 pm
How heartbreaking. :(
Thanks Lindsey.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 10:50 am
Noted with sadness.
 
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