PA Game Commission looking into deaths of 3 eagles in Wayne County

Each of the eagles were found in the vicinity of State Route 652 near Honesdale

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April 29, 2020 - 5:25 am
Pa. Game Commission seeks info on deaths of 3 eagles

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The Pa. Game Commission is seeking information related to the deaths of three bald eagles in Texas Township, Wayne County. Each of the eagles were found in the vicinity of the Texas-Palmyra Highway and State Route 652, near Honesdale.

Here's additional information from the Pa. Game Commission Facebook page:

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for information related to the deaths of three bald eagles that were discovered in the same general area of Wayne County. Each of the eagles were found in the vicinity of the Texas-Palmyra Highway and State Route 652, near Honesdale, in Texas Township. 

The first eagle, discovered on Feb. 28, was alive but in poor condition and did not survive. The second bird was found dead on March 16 and the third was found dead on April 4. The three eagles were found within .3 miles of each other and were reported by separate individuals. 

Necropsies of the eagles showed no signs of trauma. However, toxicological screenings performed on two of the eagles revealed traces of a controlled drug commonly used to euthanize domestic animals and livestock. The Game Commission is working in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to conduct the investigation.  

Anyone with information related to these incidents is asked to call the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Northeast Region Office at 570-675-1143 or the Operation Game Thief hotline at 1-888-PGC-8001 or online HERE. All information is kept confidential.

Thank you in advance for your assistance and for helping to protect Pennsylvania wildlife.

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