Bald Eagles, Other Birds Found Sick After Eating Poison in Central Florida

February 7, 2015 8:24 PM

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Bald Eagles, Other Birds Found Sick After Eating Poison in Central Florida

An animal sanctuary reports that several birds, including bald eagles, are eating poison and dying around central Florida.

Workers at the Animis Foundation have been picking up sick birds from the Marion County Landfill and nearby neighborhoods, including two bald eagles found this week. One of the eagles later died. Many of the birds tested positive for pentobarbital, which is used to humanely euthanize animals.

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