Loon Kills Bald Eagle by Stabbing it through Heart

The mystery surrounding a bald eagle that was found dead last year in Maine has been solved. The endangered bird, which was found floating face-down in Brigdton’s Highland Lake in July 2019, died after being stabbed through the heart by a loon, Danielle D’Auria, a biologist with the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, revealed Thursday.

Autopsy results reveal the bald eagle had a puncture wound in its heart that matches the average size of a loon’s beak, D’Auria says. She says the victim likely died “a quick death.”

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