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Amtrak train kills bald eagle eating dead deer on tracks near Aberdeen
The Baltimore Sun ^ | 02/04/2011 | The Associated Press

Posted on 02/04/2011 11:34:00 AM PST by speciallybland

A bald eagle was killed by a train Thursday morning while enjoying breakfast on a stretch of tracks near Abderdeen, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Craig Koppie, an eagle coordinator with the federal agency, said the rare encounter happened in a flash. The bird was eating a deer carcass about 8:30 a.m. as an Amtrak train headed to Washington approached. An engineer spotted the bird and blasted his horn, but the eagle took off too slowly and was hit.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimoresun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: amtrak; baldeagle; baldeagles; deer; eagle; eagles; train; trains
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1 posted on 02/04/2011 11:34:05 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Meanwhile, the Middle East burns and our economy still sucks. Thank you, Baltimore Sun (aka BS).


2 posted on 02/04/2011 11:35:57 AM PST by tgusa (Investment plan: blued steel, brass, lead, copper)
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To: speciallybland
Abderdeen

Abderdeen?

3 posted on 02/04/2011 11:36:23 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: speciallybland

Gov’t run Amtrak kills the symbol of liberty — how appropriate!


4 posted on 02/04/2011 11:36:58 AM PST by Squidster
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To: speciallybland; Willie Green

All your eagles are belong to Willie Green.


5 posted on 02/04/2011 11:37:10 AM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: speciallybland

Time to outlaw trains.


6 posted on 02/04/2011 11:37:44 AM PST by Jolla
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To: speciallybland

What a metaphor. Especially after Obama’s State of the Union where he mentioned building high-speed trains to make America great again.


7 posted on 02/04/2011 11:38:16 AM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Squidster

The eagle has landed

All over the windshield


8 posted on 02/04/2011 11:38:31 AM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: speciallybland

Trains should be outlawed to prevent death to protected species!


9 posted on 02/04/2011 11:38:31 AM PST by moovova (Don't let Obama spoil the word "hope" for you...)
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To: speciallybland
Probably more like brunch. Breakfast is served at O-dark-thirty.

/johnny

10 posted on 02/04/2011 11:39:48 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: speciallybland

Call out the environmental grief counselors, pronto!


11 posted on 02/04/2011 11:40:26 AM PST by PGR88
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To: speciallybland

>>> ... but the eagle took off too slowly and was hit.

So, in other words, it is the bald eagle’s own fault.

Got it.


12 posted on 02/04/2011 11:40:44 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

“Abderdeen?”

Yes. It’s just past Harve De Grace.


13 posted on 02/04/2011 11:40:44 AM PST by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: speciallybland

Joe “Amtrak” Biden’s fault...


14 posted on 02/04/2011 11:40:56 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Squidster

“Gov’t run Amtrak kills the symbol of liberty — how appropriate!”

Symbol of liberty feeding on carrion ...


15 posted on 02/04/2011 11:40:56 AM PST by eCSMaster (My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.)
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To: speciallybland

Give the feathers to the Indians, I bet the engineer didnt even make an effort to steer around the Eagle.


16 posted on 02/04/2011 11:41:26 AM PST by Venturer
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To: speciallybland

Will there be a fine or a waiver?


17 posted on 02/04/2011 11:41:44 AM PST by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Jolla
Time to outlaw trains.

When trains are outlawed,only outlaws will have trains.

18 posted on 02/04/2011 11:43:15 AM PST by whodathunkit
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To: speciallybland

The psychotic mind of the liberal believes this kind of political symbol has influence on what happens in the real world.


19 posted on 02/04/2011 11:43:37 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Relativism is the intellectual death knell of progressive ideology.)
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To: speciallybland

Anyone get the ‘trains” side of the story? Good grief the hugh-man-ne-tee!


20 posted on 02/04/2011 11:44:11 AM PST by ColdOne
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