Decorah Eagle Dies, Fourth Death Caused by Electrocution

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DECORAH, Iowa – Officials from the Raptor Resource Project announced the last remaining bird from 2014 that remains in the wild was electrocuted.

The organization said the eagle was found lying underneath a utility pole on Tuesday. The project said this was the fourth eagle to die from electrocution.

“Urban eagles, including our beloved Decorah family, are exposed to power poles and other man-made structures,” the project said on Sunday. “The pole was unsafe and (a consultant) made suggestions to improve the safety of this pole and other poles in the area. We brought them forward to Alliant Energy/Interstate Power and Light and are waiting for a response from them.”

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