Dozens of bald eagles descended on a dump truck hauling fish guts at a Kodiak processing plant Friday and got tangled in the mess, leaving at least 20 of the birds drowned, buried or crushed, according to federal wildlife officials.
SEATTLE -- The Ocean Beauty Seafoods company of Seattle is giving $11,000 to bird rescue centers in Alaska as it expresses regret for the eagles killed and injured in a truckload of fish waste in Kodiak.
I can imagine it would have been frightening for the workers too. Could you imagine trying to pull scared eagles with huge talons and beaks out of that muck? The birds would have been trying to bite anything that came near them.
There is a phenomenon in the Australian outback when it gets really dry, all these bush budgies go for the water and being budgies they won't wait there turn. Farmers have reported having to dig out up to 3 tonnes of bush budgies that have drowned and clogged up the water holes.