Klamath center helps injured bald eagles

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KENO, Ore. (AP) -- Bald eagles come to the Klamath Basin by the hundreds in the winter, attracted by easy meals among the numerous waterfowl in the marshes.

But the bald eagles also go for roadkill, and they're slow to take off.

Wildlife experts tell the Klamath Falls Herald and News (http://bit.ly/vFI1Bt ) that vehicles hit eight to 10 eagles every winter. Gunshots are another jeopardy, and some birds can be poisoned by ingesting the lead from spent ammunition.

The paper says the Badger Run Wildlife Rehab center at the small town Keno cares for injured eagles.

The center can rehabilitate some for release back into the wild, and some die of their injuries.

Others are amputees who will never fly again but can take up residence at the nonprofit center.

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Information from: Herald and News, http://www.heraldandnews.com