Jump to content
Join the Unexplained Mysteries community today! It's free and setting up an account only takes a moment.
- Sign In or Create Account -
Still Waters

'First case' of a bald eagle killed by a loon

Recommended Posts

Still Waters

A wildlife biologist at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, D’Auria got word of a dead eagle found at Highland Lake in Bridgton. The bird had been found with a puncture wound in its chest and, because it is illegal to kill bald eagles, D’Auria had the bird radiographed for a possible bullet wound at Norway Veterinary Hospital.

What she eventually found astounded her. The evidence collected from the radiograph, and a pathologist’s examination at the National Wildlife Health Center in Madison, Wisconsin, indicated that the big bird had been stabbed through the heart by the beak of a loon.

https://bangordailynews.com/2020/05/20/outdoors/a-maine-loon-killed-a-bald-eagle-by-stabbing-it-in-the-heart/

  • Like 3
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
third_eye

Steve and the stingray reincarnated? 

~

  • Like 2
  • Sad 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Piney
Just now, third_eye said:

Steve and the stingray reincarnated? 

Crows and robins attack and beat up on bald eagles, so this isn't too much of a surprise. One top of that, loons are pretty aggressive when messed with. 

 

 

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oniomancer

Stabbed through the heart

and you're to blame

you give loons a bad name.

  • Thanks 1
  • Haha 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
third_eye

I guess it's up to me so here it is... 

Quote

[00.03:51]

The younglings would be lost otherwise... 

~

  • Thanks 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Kittens Are Jerks
7 hours ago, Piney said:

Crows and robins attack and beat up on bald eagles, so this isn't too much of a surprise. One top of that, loons are pretty aggressive when messed with. 

I was nearly attacked by one up at the cottage after inadvertently getting too close to the mother and her babies. It was unnerving to say the least.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
openozy
21 hours ago, Still Waters said:

stabbed through the heart by the beak of a loon.

Loonatic.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.