Thursday, February 16, 2006

Eagles soar once again

Word is that the federal Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States is taking steps to remove the American Bald Eagle from the endangered species list again.

In the continental United States, there was a total of 413 breeding pairs in 1963. Today the number of breeding pairs has risen to between 7,066 and 9,100 pairs.

The pesticide DDT, which was the chief environmental threat to the eagles, was banned by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1972. DDT made the eagle's eggshells brittle and doomed generations of young birds before birth.

Once again, American hearts will be able to take flight at the glorious sight of the majestic Bald Eagle swooping down and snatching small children off the streets of cities and towns everywhere.


Blogger oneslackmartian said...

I love Bald Eagles. Especially with salt and some garlic.

Monday, February 20, 2006 5:20:00 PM  

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