Bald Eagle with Fishing Line Caught in Talons; Homer, Alaska

Photo of bald eagle with fishing line caught in talons.

A Dangerous Situation

This immature bald eagle has monofilament fishing line caught in both of its feet.   The artificial bait (shrimp) is still attached to the line.  This is a recipe for disaster.  At some point the line is going to get snagged on a limb or other object and, unless the bird figures out how to remove it, the bird is going to die.  Unfortunately, fishing lines kill a lot of birds and other wildlife.

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About Jim Coda

I am a nature photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I specialize in photos of birds, mammals, and landscapes.
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