As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday 8 February 2015

Bald eagles, other birds found sick after eating poison

Bald eagles, otherbirds mysteriously eating poison, dying around central Florida
OCALA, Fla. -

An animal sanctuary reports that several birds, including bald eagles, are eating poison and dying around central Florida.

Workers at the Animis Foundation have been picking up sick birds from the Marion County Landfill and nearby neighborhoods, including two bald eagles found this week. One of the eagles later died. Many of the birds tested positive for pentobarbital, which is used to humanely euthanize animals.

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