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Wedge-Tailed Eagles not to Blame for Lamb Deaths

wedge_tailed_eagle.JPGWith lambing season underway across the Northern and Yorke region land managers are reminded that wedge-tailed eagles are not to blame for lamb mortality.

Natural Resources Northern and Yorke Landscapes Ranger Wayne Mitchell says that the protected wedge-tailed eagle is often unfairly blamed for lamb deaths.

He says Wedge-tailed eagles provide great benefits to farmers and the landscape by helping to control pest animals and dispose of dead animals, including roadkill, through their scavenging nature

Wedge-tailed eagles are fully protected by the National Parks and Wildlife Act 1972.

It is illegal to kill, trap or poison them and carries a maximum penalty of $2,500 or imprisonment for 6 months.


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