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Two Bald Eagles Electrocuted In Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES, Wash. - Two bald eagles were electrocuted and died when they landed on parallel power lines in Port Angeles causing a minor power outage.
    
The Peninsula Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/LRucEL) that the two eagles that died Friday were an adult and a juvenile. Both eagles fell to the ground on the eastern sidewalk of Cedar Street.
    
Officer John Nutter, who assisted at the scene, said that the pair also dropped a portion of a chicken. He thought they had been fighting over it.
    
The carcasses of the eagles were taken by the state Fish and Wildlife Department.

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