2 bald eagles electrocuted in Port Angeles

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by Associated Press

KING5.com

Posted on June 11, 2012 at 6:50 AM

PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- Two bald eagles were electrocuted and died when they landed on parallel power lines in Port Angeles causing a minor power outage.

The Peninsula Daily News reports that the two eagles that died Friday were an adult and a juvenile. Both eagles fell to the ground on the eastern sidewalk of Cedar Street.

Officer John Nutter, who assisted at the scene, said that the pair also dropped a portion of a chicken. He thought they had been fighting over it.

The carcasses of the eagles were taken by the state Fish and Wildlife Department.

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