MILWAUKEE — One
bald eagle has died and another is in serious condition in
Wisconsin after ingesting lead from ammunition.
State Journal (http://bit.ly/1sPXazx) reports the Dane County
Humane Society has treated two bald eagles with lead poisoning in
the past two weeks. The birds likely swallowed lead while feeding
on deer or other wildlife carcasses that had been shot, or by
eating waterfowl that had ingested lead.
The first bald
eagle survived only a day after it was brought into a Humane
Society facility last week with acute lead poisoning. The Humane
Society hopes a second bird found Friday will survive.
Society urges hunters to recover animals they've shot and to use
ammunition without lead, like copper bullets.