Great Lakes Now

Lead-Poisoned Eagle

Clip: Episode 7 | 8m 11s Video has closed captioning.

Jerry Maynard got a phone call about a bald eagle hanging upside down from a tree on the shores of Lake Michigan. Turns out it was suffering from lead poisoning. Lead poisoning for eagles seems to be more of a consequence of coexisting with humans. The eagles get the lead poisoning from eating fish that have swallowed lead fishing tackle or deer and other game shot with lead bullets.

Aired: 10/28/19

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning