Virtual Field Trip: Lead-Poisoned Eagle

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Virtual Field Trip: Lead-Poisoned Eagle

A bald eagle was spotted acting unusual. It turns out that it had severe lead poisoning. Lead poisoning for eagles seems to be more of a consequence of coexisting with humans. Rather than getting shot or consuming the lead directly, the eagles get the lead poisoning from eating fish that have swallowed lead fishing tackle or deer and other game shot with lead bullets.