Eagle rescued from Duluth airport tarmac, rehabbed found dead

Wildlife News

By: Sam Cook
Duluth News Tribune
Published July 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Eagles locked in conflict

Two eagles, locked in a mid-air territorial dispute, plummeted to a runway at the Duluth
International Airport on Sunday, May 12, 2013.
(Randy Hanzal / Minnesota Department of Natural Resources)

Talk about tough luck.

A bald eagle was found dead along the St. Louis River on Monday evening, ensnared in fishing line. That was its second unfortunate experience this year.

The bird was one of the two eagles that were found with their talons entangled May 12 when they crashed to the tarmac at the Duluth International Airport.

Mike Schrage, wildlife biologist for the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, said one of the band’s conservation officers found the dead eagle Monday evening just south of the U.S. Highway 2 bridge over the St. Louis River near Brookston. 

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