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20 Eagles Die, 30 Recovering After Feeding Frenzy

Twenty bald eagles died in a feeding frenzy outside a cannery Friday in Kodiak, Alaska, where a truckload of fish guts was supposed to have been covered.

Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge manager Gary Wheeler says a bystander reported seeing one slime-covered eagle at the cannery, but when Wheeler's staff showed up, they got a surprise — 50 birds buried in the mess. Dozens of them had dived into the open truck bed to feed.

Wheeler, who has been caring for the 30 bald eagles that survived, says they're being shipped to Anchorage for recovery before they may be returned to the wild.


Wheeler talks with Melissa Block.

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