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Feb 22, 2017

Bald Eagle snared by leg-hold trap

Photo by Susan Boardman / AP
Photographer Susan Boardman captured this Bald Eagle recently, with a leg-hold trap clamped to a talon, struggling to fly near Bonneauville, in south-central Pennsylvania, U.S.A.   Volunteers have been trying to locate the bird that experts say will die if not helped because eagles need their talons to hunt, eat, perch and defend themselves.   Legally, leg-hold traps should not be set out in the open, where bait would be visible from the air, and should be staked down and identify the trapper by name, according to the State Game Commission.
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1 comment:

Tally Ho! said...

Thankfully freed unhurt -