Animals: Trout v. Eagle

Bald eagles feed chiefly on carrion. Occasionally they snatch up water fowl, rabbits, fawns or lambs, or make the smarer, smaller osprey their catspaw for a fish diet. There is no authenticated case—even in Spring, when hungry eaglets are yammering in the eyries—of a bald eagle attacking the young of the animal who has made him National Bird.

Last week near Manoa, Pa., Farmer John Trout showed Game Warden Robert T. MacFarlane a bald eagle with a wingspread of better than seven feet which he had slain with two blasts of his shotgun. Warden MacFarlane exonerated...

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