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Deaths of 13 bald eagles under investigation in Maryland

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 22, 2016 10:50 AM
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(Federalsburg, Md.) --  Federal officials are investigating the death of 13 bald eagles in Maryland.

Investigators were called to a farm in Federalsburg on Saturday afternoon after a man discovered some of the birds. 

Maryland Natural Resources Police spokeswoman Candy Thomson says the man was looking for shed deer antlers when he noticed four dead bald eagles.

She says officers went on to search the grounds and discovered an additional nine dead eagles. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating. 

Officials have not said whether the eagles were killed intentionally.

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