What's killing the bald eagles of Utah?

  • Article by: John M. Glionna , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: December 29, 2013 - 8:05 PM

Twenty bald eagles have taken sick and died in the past several weeks, and scientists have no idea what’s causing their symptoms.

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wildfoxDec. 29, 13 8:17 PM

Humans are not far behind on the extinction scale.

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phoenixnewsDec. 29, 13 9:05 PM

when will the humans on this planet ever care about what they are doing to it? wildfox commented that humans are not far behind? personally the planet would be better off if humans were at the front of the line for extinction. then maybe all the other inhabitants could survive. as it is they will be the first to go. all wildlife-be it land, air or sea.

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whompemokDec. 29, 1310:22 PM

Maybe the fed shouldn't have taken the bald eagle off the protected list.

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ruphinaDec. 30, 1312:13 AM

whompemok- what would have changed if they hadn't? We don't shoot them, we don't poison them, we don't trap them. Just about the only way we actually kill an eagle w/o prosecution is by wind turbine, with federal exemptions. Think before you type. Bill G.

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wardnjuneDec. 30, 1312:19 PM

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah is a non-profit organization that does incredible work. They rely on donations and now, with the influx of sick eagles, they have been overwhelmed. If you have even $5 dollars left over from Christmas, any help would be welcome (and is tax deductible!). Please consider donating. www.wrcnu.org

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fishanhunt2Dec. 30, 13 4:17 PM

Natures way of taking care of itself is often times diseases as a result of overpopulation. In this case it may be due to overpopulation of the shore birds and the Eagles are collateral damage. A very ugly and sad way to control animal populations, but the reality is that is how much of nature works. Having said that, nothing is more inspiring than watching an eagle soaring on thermals above you. If there is a solution let us hope it is found soon.

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