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Friday, January 11, 2008

Global Warming Cause of 19 Bald Eagles Dying in Alaska?

From the SeattlePI.com
At least 19 bald eagles died Friday after gorging themselves on a truck full of fish waste outside a processing plant.

Fifty or more eagles swarmed into the truck, whose retractable fabric cover was open, after the truck was moved outside the plant, said Brandon Saito, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service who coordinated the recovery operation.

The birds became too soiled to fly or clean themselves, and with temperatures in the mid-teens, began to succumb to the cold.

If that darn global warming hadn't over run the planet with heat, there poor birds wouldn't have froze to death.

1 comment:

Mattwi said...

Alaskan Bald Eagles must be retarded, the same thing happens at the landfill in Campbell River BC on Vancouver Island... Those Eagles just don't seem to die, in fact they multiply like rabbits since they are fed a steady supply of Atlantic Salmon heads, tails and guts from the local fish packing plants... I'm sure you've heard the adds on the local radio stations for the "Fresh Atlantic Salmon"... a word to the wise.. don't eat the Atlantic Salmon raised in the Pacific ocean unless you need a nice heaping fix of pharmaceuticals !