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Nontarget Trapping Incident Report

Reported: Mar 01, 2004
Location: Long Beach Peninsula , Oregon

Species: Other (bald eagle)
Trap Type: Leghold
Incident Date: unknown

Victim's Disposition: injured
Victim's Name: unknown

Legal Action: unknown
Result: n/a

Summary: A bald eagle with a missing leg and talon was brought to the Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast. The rehabilitators suspected that the injury was caused by a steel-jaw leghold trap. The stress on the one leg was causing the eagle many problems and the rehabilitators decided not to re-release the bird back into the wild.

Source: Wildlife Rehab Center of the North Coast Newsletter

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