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Sat May 4, 2019, 04:30 AM

At least seven bald eagles killed by banned pesticide in Maryland

At least seven bald eagles have been killed in the past nine weeks on Maryland's Eastern Shore after the rare birds were exposed to a powerful pesticide that's been illegal for a decade, officials said Friday.

Six of them died in Kent County from ingesting carbofuran, which had once been sold under the trade name Furadan, according to a statement by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Maryland Natural Resources.

Then on April 3, authorities found three bald eagles that were sickened in Talbot Country after feeding on the carcass of a red fox that officials suspect was killed by carbofuran. One of those eagles has since died.

Carbofuran was once a popular farm pesticide used to target foxes and raccoons. It's been banned from all use since 2009, because it was so powerful that it ended up killing animals not targeted by its use, officials said.

Still, it can be easily purchased online and farmers are believed to have stockpiles of the banned substance, even a decade later, authorities said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/least-seven-bald-eagles-killed-banned-pesticide-maryland-n1001671

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Sat May 4, 2019, 05:08 AM

1. Dumbasses!

Probably sitting there at MacDonald's with their buddies griping about the raccoons in the trash, then laying out the poison just like always. Too busy with Fox news to keep up with responsible country practices.

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Sat May 4, 2019, 05:20 AM

2. I'm damned shocked,

 

that the pesticide was banned in the US. I see commercials on TV every damn day pushing Roundup.

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