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Rare eagle is poisoned.

A YOUNG golden eagle was poisoned on a Scottish moor despite round-the -clock protection of its nesting site.

The body of the one-year-old eagle, hatched in the central area of Scotland, was found by two hillwalkers.

Wildlife experts discovered the bird of prey, which hunted in the west Perthshire area, had been feeding off a bait laced with the deadly chemical alpha-chloralose, which is often used by gamekeepers. Police and game officials are investigating.

Volunteers were guarding the eagle nest from egg rustlers.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 24, 2000
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