More really sick individual/s

More really sick individual/s

Postby GordonH » Jan 20th, 2019, 6:15 pm

Anyone who would do something like this is truly f :cuss: ing sick in the head.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby Fancy » Jan 20th, 2019, 6:19 pm

My first thought but would like to know the carcass they were feeding on. What was the poison originally for?
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby GordonH » Jan 20th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Fancy wrote:My first thought but would like to know the carcass they were feeding on. What was the poison originally for?


Who would use poison on anything bigger than a rat.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby vegas1500 » Jan 20th, 2019, 6:26 pm

Probably unintentional and from rodents that were poisoned. Quite common unfortunately and the reason I would never use poison for rodents.

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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby Fancy » Jan 20th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Owls eat rats and cats eat rats and eagles eat them and get sick. We don't use poison either for that reason.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby GordonH » Jan 20th, 2019, 6:34 pm

impo to many dead & sick eagles all at once. Known the time of the year rat population not overly active (temperature, even on the island).
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby Fancy » Jan 20th, 2019, 6:38 pm

I agree - too many birds ar once so hope someone gets to the bottom of it.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby GordonH » Jan 20th, 2019, 7:04 pm

vegas1500 wrote:Probably unintentional and from rodents that were poisoned. Quite common unfortunately and the reason I would never use poison for rodents.

Fancy wrote:Owls eat rats and cats eat rats and eagles eat them and get sick. We don't use poison either for that reason.


Exactly, trap don't use poison.

Added: kill rat traps, not leg hold though.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 20th, 2019, 7:12 pm

It is speculated that the carcass is a euthanized pet that was not properly buried/disposed of. I had my euthanized dog cremated but before I decided that, I had to sign a form that declared I would not leave the euthanized pet body available to scavengers.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby Queen K » Jan 20th, 2019, 7:20 pm

That appears to be as valid theory as any.

It's so sad to see so many animals and birds dying all around us needlessly.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby GordonH » Jan 20th, 2019, 7:26 pm

flamingfingers wrote:It is speculated that the carcass is a euthanized pet that was not properly buried/disposed of. I had my euthanized dog cremated but before I decided that, I had to sign a form that declared I would not leave the euthanized pet body available to scavengers.


If this turns out to be case on deaths of so many eagles, hopefully those responsible are charged.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby seewood » Jan 20th, 2019, 7:29 pm

Lets hope this is an one-off and not intentional.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby Fancy » Jan 21st, 2019, 6:43 am

Sounds like the source will be found and the owner notified of proper disposal. I expect maybe a fine.
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby dontrump » Jan 21st, 2019, 9:54 am

flamingfingers wrote:It is speculated that the carcass is a euthanized pet that was not properly buried/disposed of. I had my euthanized dog cremated but before I decided that, I had to sign a form that declared I would not leave the euthanized pet body available to scavengers.


so how would a euthanized pet be that poisonous ?
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Re: More really sick individual/s

Postby oneh2obabe » Jan 21st, 2019, 1:28 pm

dontrump wrote:so how would a euthanized pet be that poisonous ?

Secondary Pentobarbital Poisoning of Wildlife
Pentobarbital-euthanized Carcasses are Poisonous to Scavenging Animals!

Euthanasia by sodium pentobarbital injection is a humane way to end the life of a suffering animal, and is recommended for many species by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Panel on Euthanasia. Ironically, this compassionate act can sometimes have the unintended consequence of causing the premature death of other animals. Each year a number of bald and golden eagles, other wildlife, and domestic dogs are intoxicated or killed after ingestion of pentobarbital residues in the tissue of exposed euthanized carcasses. Exposure of these carcasses is almost always the result of improper disposal

Eagle and other animal deaths have been reported in 16 different states throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada. In recent years at least 50 eagle poisoning incidents have been documented, accounting for the poisoning of 139 eagles in these cases alone.These birds had scavenged carcasses of euthanized farm animals or pet horses left out in the field, or small animal carcasses that were left unburied or otherwise exposed at landfills.

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