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Pair of eagles, believed to be a mated pair, caught in snares

March 1,2016 - Sundre, Alberta Canada

A pair of eagles, believed to be a mated pair, caught in snares set out for wolves as they hopped along the ground attracted to the bait.
To try to avoid this, in Montana, exposed bait greater than 1 pound in weight that is VISIBLE FROM ABOVE cannot be within 30 feet of a trap or snare. What constitutes above? In the sky? In the trees? Do trappers know or follow the regulations?

While Eagles sense of smell is poorly developed their eye sight is keen and 3-4 times better than ours. Just as what apparently happened here, experts tell us Eagles hop along the ground scavenging and therefore fall victim to traps and snares. How many? Who knows? Who cares?

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