Mass Eagle Death

We are seeing odd and mixed reports from Alaska, where it is said that perhap more than fifty eagles “dove into” a truck full of fish guts in the vicinity of Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge. The fish guts were from Ocean Beauty Seafoods. Twenty eagles died during the incident, about 30 were cleaned up and saved by Fish and Wildlife workers, and two eagles died during the cleanup.

It is a bit frustrating that there are no real details about this incident. Was the truck moving? Exactly how did the eagles die? Did they get fish guts on them and then die of exposure? Did they all run into each other in cartoon-like fashion? We’ll be watching this story with some interest.

The same exact AP verbiage, which falls very short of adequate reporting, is seen on any of several news outlets. Here’s one.