Bald eagles’ deaths remain unsolved

The illnesses of six bald eagles found at the Central Landfill in Milton in 2014, including two that died, are still under investigation by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

“These cases often take a long time if chemicals are involved, and you have to analyze exactly what they are to track down where they came from,” said Tom MacKenzie, a spokesman for the federal agency who is based in Atlanta.

Although MacKenzie told the Navarre Press last week that he couldn’t determine the exact status of the eagle investigation, the usual procedure by the service is to send the remains of animals that died under suspicious circumstances to its laboratory in Oregon for a necropsy.

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This April 2015 photo shows a bald eagle rescued from the Milton Landfill after being shot. Nancy Forester is a docent for the Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge and worked with the bald eagle until he was well enough to return to the wild.

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